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Half length standing portrait of ...

Half length standing portrait of ...
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Description

Half length standing portrait of a local Arab man and boy in Al Ain / Buraimi oasis. An Arab man and a boy stand side by side in front of a dune slope on which three large bushes grow. The man on the left wears a waistcoat and a cartridge belt with a khanjar (dagger) over his thobe (long shirt) and his ghutra (headscarf) is blown by the wind. The boy stands at the centre right. He wears a tightly tied patterned ghutra and a plain thobe. 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
 
2004.130.22243.1
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
 
Arab
Photographer
 
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
Date
 
December 20, 1948 - January 27, 1949

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