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Full length portrait of an ...

Full length portrait of an ...
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actual image size: 32cm x 21cm


Full length portrait of an Arab man, one of Wilfred Thesiger's guides, standing with Ghazala ('the gazelle'), a famous thoroughbred Batina camel, during the party's journey from Jabal Sumeini to the port city of Sharjah. The man, a retainer of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, stands to the left of Ghazala, holding the camel's head rope in his hands. Ghazala stands in profile with her head looking towards the front. Ghazala was owned by Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and renowned for its beauty and speed. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan loaned Ghazala to Wilfred Thesiger for his journey from Al Ain oasis to Sharjah. In the background bushes and grass grow in the sand.

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
Al Buraimi Governorate [Muḩāfaz̧at al Buraymī]; Jabal Sumeini [Jabal Sumaynī] - Sharjah Emirate [Ash Shāriqah]; Sharjah City
Cultural Group
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
May 1-10, 1948

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