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Group portrait of a crowd ...

Group portrait of a crowd ...
3 0 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm


Group portrait of a crowd of Arab or Bedouin men sitting in a circle outside a building in the region of Al Ain oasis. A number of men holding rifles and camel sticks sit in a circle in half shade. All the men wear thobes (long shirts) and headscarves (ghutra). At the centre of the group a young boy sits in front of an older man. In the far left background an adobe building with triangular wall decorations is visible. This image was taken during April 6-30, 1948, when Wilfred Thesiger stayed at Al Muwaiji fort in Al Ain as a guest of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

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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
Arab?; Bedouin?
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
April 6-30, 1948

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