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Seated half-length portrait of a ...

Seated half-length portrait of a ...
3 0 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm


Seated half-length portrait of a man in front of a tent in a camp near Al Ain, taken during Wilfred Thesiger's journey from Abu Dhabi to Al Ain. The man wears a ghutra (headscarf) topped with thick agal (head ropes) and a khanjar (dagger) over his thobe (shirt). He is drinking from a metal cup. Behind him is a large black hair tent. The tent is raised on poles and divided by cloth panels into a number of separate interior sections.

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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

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