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Portrait of an African slave ...

Portrait of an African slave ...
4 0 c m
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm


Portrait of an African slave boy on Shindagha beach in Dubai. A boy wearing a light coloured thobe (shirt) and a ghutra (headscarf) leans on his elbows on the gunwale of a small wooden boat beached on the shore. Behind him the sea stretches out empty and uninterrupted to the far horizon.

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
Dubai Emirate; Dubai City; Shindagha Beach
Cultural Group
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
November 25-30, 1949

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