Portrait of Hamad bin Saadna ...

Portrait of Hamad bin Saadna ...
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actual image size: 21cm x 32cm


Portrait of Hamad bin Saadna (known by Wilfred Thesiger as Hamad bin Hanna), a tribesman of the Bayt Hanna lineage of Rashid Bedouin, in the Ramlat ar Rabbad sands. Hamad bin Saadna and his camel stand in front of a small bush on the side of a sand dune. He scratches at his beard with his right hand and leans on his camel stick with his left. The camel next to him chews a mouthful of foliage from a bush in front of them.

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; Ramlat ar Rabbad [Ar Rabbāḑ]
Cultural Group
Bedouin Rashid Bayt Hanna
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
December 24-31, 1946

© Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford

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