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Seated profile portrait of Salim ...

Seated profile portrait of Salim ...
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Description

Seated profile portrait of Salim bin Ghabaisha, one of Wilfred Thesiger's Bedouin companions, by a watchtower in the Al Ain/Buraimi Oasis. Salim bin Ghabaisha sits on a ruined wall with a rifle across his lap near a large bush. He wears a decorated cartridge belt over his thobe (long shirt). The foundations of the wall lead towards a two storey watchtower in the far distance. 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
 
2004.130.17859.1
Format
 
Film Negative 35mm
Country
 
United Arab Emirates
Region
 
Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Ain Region; Al Ain City - Al Buraimi Governorate [Muḩāfaz̧at al Buraymī]; Buraimi
Cultural Group
 
Bedouin Rashid Bayt Imani
Photographer
 
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
Date
 
April 6-30, 1948

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