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Seated portrait of a sheikh ...

 
Seated portrait of a sheikh ...
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

Description

Seated portrait of a sheikh from one of the Shahra tribes in the Jabal Qara mountains. The young man kneels in a field of grass, gazing towards the right. He is holding a stick and his long curly hair is tied with a long length of leather. In the background a vast field of grass grows.

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
 
2004.130.43.1
Format
 
Film Negative 35mm
Country
 
Oman
Region
 
Dhofar Governorate [Muḩāfaz̧at Z̧ufār]; Jabal Qara [Jabal Qarā]
Cultural Group
 
Arab Shahra
Photographer
 
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
Date
 
October 14 - November 4, 1945

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