Coronavirus (COVID-19) While museums are closed, the Pitt Rivers Museum prints site is fully operational and we have added an FAQ page here.

Seated portrait of an elder ...

Seated portrait of an elder ...
3 0 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 22cm


Seated portrait of an elder tribesman of the Manasir Bedouin at Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan's hunting camp in Al Khatam sands, near Al Ain. An elderly man with a long grey beard sits in the sand, holding a camel stick in the crook of his arm. He has a thick dark bisht (robe) tucked around his lower body, over his thobe (long shirt). He also has a plain ghutra (headscarf) tied around his head. Behind him on the left a large bush grows in the sand. In the further distance on the right a group of people rest on the side of a low dune.

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

© Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford

buy a print

Select print type
Select size
How many prints?

buy a framed print

buy a canvas

buy a framed canvas