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Close up portrait of a ...

Close up portrait of a ...
4 0 c m
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm


Close up portrait of a tribesman of the Junuba Bedouin, one of the retainers of Sulaiman bin Hamyiar, in the region west of the Hamrat ad Duru. A tribesman of the Junuba Bedouin sits facing forward, his head turned to the right. He wears a khanjar (dagger) on a belt over his thobe (shirt) and an embroidered headscarf. This man was sent by Sulaiman bin Hamyiar to accompany Wilfred Thesiger's travelling party from Al Hubi village to Al Ain. Sulaiman bin Hamyiar is a sheikh of the Bani Riyam tribe which occupies the region surrounding Jabal Akhdar.

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Image Details

Accession Number
Film Negative 35mm
Ad Dakhiliyah Region [Al Minţaqah ad Dākhilīyah]; Hamrat ad Duru [Ḩamrat ad Durū‘]
Cultural Group
Bedouin Junuba Al Khamis?
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
February 28 - March 10, 1950

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