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Half-length portrait of a man ...

 
Half-length portrait of a man ...
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

Description

Half-length portrait of a man, a retainer of the Al Nahyan sheikhs, standing in front of a tent near Al Ain, taken during Wilfred Thesiger's journey from Abu Dhabi to Al Ain. The man is smoking a wooden pipe. He wears a khanjar (dagger) and a cartridge belt over his thobe (shirt), and has a rifle slung over his left shoulder. Behind him is a large tent made of woven fabric decorated with bright stripes, and in the far background is a ridge of sand dotted with vegetation.

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
 
2004.130.17849.1
Format
 
Film Negative 35mm
Country
 
United Arab Emirates
Region
 
Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Ain Region; Al Ain City
Cultural Group
 
Arab
Photographer
 
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
Date
 
April 2-6, 1948

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