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Upper body portrait of an ...

Upper body portrait of an ...
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actual image size: 21cm x 32cm


Upper body portrait of an elderly tribesman of the Rashid, one of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan's Bedouin retainers, in Al Ain. The man sits in the sand, grasping a camel stick in his left hand. He is wearing a thobe (long shirt), and has a headscarf (ghutra) draped over his head. This image was taken during April 6-30, 1948, when Wilfred Thesiger stayed at Al Muwaiji fort in Al Ain as a guest of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

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 Ain City
Cultural Group
Bedouin Rashid
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
April 6-30, 1948

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