Seated portrait of a tribesman ...

 
Seated portrait of a tribesman ...
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

Description

Seated portrait of a tribesman of the Rashid Bedouin at Muhammad's encampment near Bir al Tawil in the Ramlat ar Rabbad. Wilfred Thesiger and his men stayed with Muhammad, a sheikh of the Rashid Bedouin, and his sons in the Ramlat ar Rabbad for a few days during their first crossing of the Empty Quarter (Rub' al Khali) in December 1946. The man, one of Muhammad's sons, is kneeling in the sand next to a fire, holding a kettle with his right hand.

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
 
2004.130.6645.1
Format
 
Film Negative 35mm
Country
 
United Arab Emirates
Region
 
Empty Quarter [Rub‘ al Khali]; Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Gharbia Region; Ramlat ar Rabbad [Ar Rabbāḑ]; Bir al Tawil
Cultural Group
 
Bedouin Rashid
Photographer
 
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
Date
 
December 24-31, 1946

© Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford

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