Portrait of Muhammad al Auf ...

Portrait of Muhammad al Auf ...
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Description

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
 
2004.130.6602.1
Format
 
Film Negative 35mm
Country
 
United Arab Emirates
Region
 
Empty Quarter [Rub‘ al Khali]; Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Gharbia Region; Al Batin [Al Baţīn]
Cultural Group
 
Bedouin Rashid Bayt Mbarik
Photographer
 
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
Date
 
December 16-25, 1946

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