Portrait of Muhammad al Auf ...

Portrait of Muhammad al Auf ...
3 0 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm


Portrait of Muhammad al Auf, a tribesman of the Bayt Mbarik lineage of Rashid Bedouin and one of Wilfred Thesiger's Bedouin companions, standing with a camel in the Al Batin sands. Muhammad al Auf poses next to his camel holding a rifle, a camel stick, and the head-rope for his camel. His camel, saddled and loaded with baggage, looks towards the camera.

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.

Image Details

Accession Number
Film Negative 35mm
United Arab Emirates
Empty Quarter [Rub‘ al Khali]; Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Gharbia Region; Al Batin [Al Baţīn]
Cultural Group
Bedouin Rashid Bayt Mbarik
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
December 16-25, 1946

© Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford

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