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A large group of rural tribal people and their tents amongst the ruins of the Great Iwan at Hatra, Iraq

Photograph
1911
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

A mounted black and white topographical photograph showing a large group of rural tribal people, many of whom are wearing the Keffiyeh (Kuffiya), the traditional Middle Eastern head scarf amongst the ruins of the Great Iwan at Hatra, Iraq. In the forground, there are several European-style tents, probably belonging to the German expedition, and others appear on the horizon in the distance.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Black and white photograph
Brief Description
Photograph by Gertrude Bell of a large group of rural tribal people and their tents amongst the ruins of the Great Iwan at Hatra, Iraq, ca. 1911
Physical Description
A mounted black and white topographical photograph showing a large group of rural tribal people, many of whom are wearing the Keffiyeh (Kuffiya), the traditional Middle Eastern head scarf amongst the ruins of the Great Iwan at Hatra, Iraq. In the forground, there are several European-style tents, probably belonging to the German expedition, and others appear on the horizon in the distance.
Object history
The 1912 entry in the Museum Ledger records the following description: 'Hatra (Northern Mesopotamia): Summer Palace [Date c. I-II centy. A.D.]'. This photograph is part of a set of forty-two prints (1626 to 1667-1912) presented by Gertrude Lowthian Bell, the photographer.
Collection
Accession Number
1627-1912

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record createdAugust 15, 2013
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