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Seated profile portrait of an ...

Seated profile portrait of an ...
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actual image size: 21cm x 32cm


Seated profile portrait of an elder Bedouin man at a fort (likely Al Muwaiji Fort) in Al Ain. An elder Bedouin man with a long goatee and short hair sits in profile, facing towards the left. He wears a plain ghutra (headscarf) topped with a dark 'agal (head rope) and a thobe (long shirt). His ghutra is pulled back from his face and hangs loosely down over his chest and shoulders. Behind him a large bush grows along a fort wall. 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 Ain City; Al Muwaiji? [Al Muwaij'i?]; Al Muwaiji Fort? [Qasr al Muwaij'i?]
Cultural Group
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
December 20, 1948 - January 27, 1949

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