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Pathans are an ethnic group from southern Afghanistan and the North West Frontier region of what is now Pakistan. They have strong tribal codes of honour and hospitality and are almost exclusively Muslim in religion. Famed for their traditional skills of hill warfare, many Pathan tribes, such as the Afridis, Orakzais and Waziris, fiercely resisted British-Indian forays into their mountain homelands.
oil on canvas
55.5 x 44.1 cm
gift from Mrs B. Turnbull, 1959
National Army Museum
Royal Hospital Road Chelsea, London, Greater London SW3 4HT EnglandView venue
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