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Full length standing portrait of ...

 
Full length standing portrait of ...
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 22cm x 32cm

Description

Full length standing portrait of an elderly Bedouin man and an Arab boy at Dubai. On the left a young man wears a waistcoat and a khanjar (dagger) in a scabbard over his thobe (ankle-length shirt). He holds a camel stick in his right hand and has a piece of cloth draped over his shoulder. An elderly Bedouin man with a large white beard stands on the right. He wears a large ghutra (headscarf) and a thobe cinched with a khanjar (dagger) in a scabbard on a belt. He also holds a cane in his right hand. Wilfred Thesiger has described this Bedouin man both as a Mansuri (a tribesman of the Manasir Bedouin) and as a tribesman of the Murra tribe. This image was taken during Wilfred Thesiger's May 10-18, 1948 stay in Sharjah and Dubai.

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
 
2004.130.17552.1
Format
 
Film Negative 35mm
Country
 
United Arab Emirates
Region
 
Dubai Emirate; Dubai City
Cultural Group
 
Arab; Bedouin Manasir? Murra?
Photographer
 
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
Date
 
May 10-18, 1948

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