Seated portrait of a Bedouin tribesman in the Al Khatam sands near Al Ain. A Bedouin man with a thick beard half-kneels in the sand, holding his rifle in both hands. He wears a cartridge belt over his light coloured thobe (long shirt) and a ghutra (headscarf) wrapped closely around his head. 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.