Seated close up portrait of a tribesman of the Manasir Bedouin in Al Khatam sands near Al Ain. A man with a thick dark beard sits facing forward in front of some tall dry bushes. He wears a light coloured thobe (long shirt) with a square patterned ghutra (headscarf) tied around his head. His eyes are darkened by shadows cast by the strong sun. 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.