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Seated close up portrait of ...

Seated close up portrait of ...
4 0 c m
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm


Seated close up portrait of a tribesman of the Manasir Bedouin in Al Khatam sands near Al Ain. A tribesman of the Manasir Bedouin with a thick dark beard sits facing towards the right wearing a light coloured thobe (long shirt) and a plain ghutra (headscarf) topped with an 'agal (head rope). His ghutra hangs loosely around his head and down over his chest. Behind him tall dry bushes grow. This image was taken between December 20, 1948, and January 27, 1949, during which time Wilfred Thesiger stayed with Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan in Al Ain and joined him on a number of hunting excursions.

Due to the nature of these images, prints will reproduce any signs of age, wear or damage that occurred before they were archived by the Pitt Rivers Museum.

Image Details

Accession Number
Film Negative 35mm
United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Ain Region; Al Khatam
Cultural Group
Bedouin Manasir
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
December 20, 1948 - January 27, 1949

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