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View of a man at ...

View of a man at ...
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Description

View of a man at the watchtower at Al Maqta, a stretch of water that separates Abu Dhabi Island from the mainland. Water fills the foreground, surrounding a round watchtower on all sides. The watchtower is built from stone and is situated on a rocky island in the centre of the image. A man climbs a rope up the face of the tower towards an opening above him. In the far background a number of large rocky outcroppings are visible in the right distance.

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
 
2004.130.17295.1
Format
 
Film Negative 35mm
Country
 
United Arab Emirates
Region
 
Abu Dhabi Emirate; Abu Dhabi Region; Abu Dhabi City; Al Maqta [Al Maqţa‘]
Cultural Group
 
Arab
Photographer
 
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
Date
 
March 14, 1948

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