Wilfred Patrick ThesigerDate of Photo:
October 5, 1945Continent:
Western Asia (Middle East and Near East)Country:
Ad Dali‘ Governorate [Muḩāfaz̧at Aḑ Ḑali‘]; Ad Dali‘ [Aḑ Ḑali‘]Cultural Group:
Film Negative 35mmSize:
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger - Accepted as Art in Lieu of Inheritance Tax by H.M. Government and allocated to the Pitt Rivers Museum, March 2004
Standing full length portrait of two Jewish boys in the town of Ad Dali‘. Two Jewish boys stand together in front of a stone wall. Both wear metal collars that are typically worn by Jewish men in this region. The little boy on the left wears an amulet on his neck collar. The boy on the right wears a tallit katan (a religious garment).
Research Notes - 'I arrived in Aden at the end of September 1945, visited the mountains along the Yemen frontier, and on October 15th flew to Salala, the capital of Dhaufar.' Wilfred Thesiger, pp. 29, Arabian Sands (London, 1959). [AK 26/05/2011]