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View of a Bedouin tribesman ...

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

Description

View of a Bedouin tribesman, a member of Wilfred Thesiger's travelling party, standing next to a trilith monument at Mudayy. The man stands in the foreground, leaning on a walking stick, behind a trilith monument. Trilith monuments are comprised of a long row of markers made from upright stones. These triliths are found aligned with local watercourses, and are often found in conjunction with fire pits. These triliths do not mark sites of actual graves and their specific purpose is still unknown.

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Image Details

Accession Number
 
2004.130.232.1
Format
 
Film Negative 35mm
Country
 
Oman
Region
 
Dhofar Governorate [Muḩāfaz̧at Z̧ufār]; Mudayy [Muḑayy]
Cultural Group
 
Arab; Bedouin
Photographer
 
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
Date
 
November 12, 1945

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