Seated profile portrait of Salim ...

Seated profile portrait of Salim ...
3 0 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm


Seated profile portrait of Salim bin Ghabaisha, one of Wilfred Thesiger's travelling companions, riding a camel during the party's journey from Jabal Sumeini to the port city of Sharjah. Salim bin Ghabaisha, a tribesman of the Bayt Imani lineage of Rashid Bedouin, kneels in the saddle of his camel [the camel's nose and legs are cut off by the frame]. Salim bin Ghabaisha wears a cartridge belt and leather suspenders over his thobe (long shirt) and has a ghutra (headscarf) wrapped around his head. In the background large bushes grow across a vast flat plain.

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
Al Buraimi Governorate [Muḩāfaz̧at al Buraymī]; Jabal Sumeini [Jabal Sumaynī] - Sharjah Emirate [Ash Shāriqah]; Sharjah City
Cultural Group
Bedouin Rashid Bayt Imani
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
May 1-10, 1948

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