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Half-length portrait of a man ...

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


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

© Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford

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