Standing full-length portrait of Arab ...

 
Standing full-length portrait of Arab ...
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

Description

Standing full-length portrait of Arab man with camels outside Al Muwaiji Fort in Al Ain. An Arab man wearing a dark thobe (long shirt) cinched with a length of rope holds the head rope of a pale camel standing to his right. The camel is saddled with a number of camel blankets stands facing into the background. In the distance behind him, a number of men and saddled camels mill about on a flat plain. This image was taken between December 20, 1948, and January 27, 1949, during which time Wilfred Thesiger stayed with Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan in Al Ain and joined him on a number of hunting excursions.

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
 
2004.130.22234.1
Format
 
Film Negative 35mm
Country
 
United Arab Emirates
Region
 
Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Ain Region; Al Ain City; Al Muwaiji [Al Muwaij'i]; Al Muwaiji Fort [Qasr al Muwaij'i]
Cultural Group
 
Arab
Photographer
 
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
Date
 
December 20, 1948 - January 27, 1949

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