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Standing full length profile portrait ...

Standing full length profile portrait ...
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actual image size: 32cm x 21cm


Standing full length profile portrait of Sahail bin Tahi, a member of Wilfred Thesiger's travelling party, on a sand dune during the party's journey from Al Ain to Liwa oasis, likely in the region of Al Humrah sands. Sahail bin Tahi, a tribesman of the Mudairiba lineage of Rashid Bedouin, stands in the central foreground looking into the far left distance. He wears a ghutra (headscarf) on his head and has a khanjar (dagger) on a belt over his thobe (long shirt). He carries a rifle in a tasselled leather sheath over his left shoulder and is leaning on a camel stick. Behind him the crest of a dune runs from the near foreground into the right background, and in the distance beyond low rolling dunes stretch off into the horizon. This image was taken during Wilfred Thesiger's journey from Al Ain to Liwa oasis, Al Dhafra and Baynunah sands in November and December 1948.

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 Humrah [Al Ḩumrah] - Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Gharbia Region; Al Humrah [Al Ḩumrah]
Cultural Group
Bedouin Rashid Mudairiba
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
November 14-22, 1948

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