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Seated portrait of an Arab ...

Seated portrait of an Arab ...
3 0 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm


Seated portrait of an Arab man, a falconer in Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan's hunting party, at a Manasir encampment in the Al Khatam sands near Al Ain. A man with a thick beard and curly hair sits in front of a pot of soup holding a long metal ladle. He wears a cartridge belt with leather suspenders over his thobe (long shirt) and an embroidered ghutra (headscarf) tied around his head. Behind him Manasir women and children sit inside the tent, which is made from striped woven blankets and large woven palm mats. This image was taken between December 20, 1948, and January 27, 1949, during which time Wilfred Thesiger stayed with Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan in Al Ain and joined him on a number of hunting excursions.

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
Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Ain Region; Al Khatam
Cultural Group
Arab; Bedouin Manasir
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
December 20, 1948 - January 27, 1949

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