Seated half length portrait of a tribesman of the Manasir Bedouin in Al Khatam sands, near Al Ain. A smiling man with a long grey beard sits in the sand, his hands resting in his lap. He wears a light thobe (long shirt) with a plain ghutra (headscarf) tied at an angle around his head. Behind him on the far left a man (mostly outside the frame) sits next to a large bush. In the far background a few bushes grow scattered across the sand. 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.