Portrait of Salim bin Kabina ...

Portrait of Salim bin Kabina ...
3 0 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm


Portrait of Salim bin Kabina, one of Wilfred Thesiger's Bedouin companions, standing in Al Khatam or Al Humrah sands south of Al Ain. Salim bin Kabina, a tribesman of the Bayt Imani lineage of Rashid Bedouin, stands in the near right on sand rippled by secondary dunes. He balances a rifle, in a tasselled case, over his shoulder and holds a camel stick. Wind blows against him from the left. In the distance beyond scattered tufts of qassis (sedge) grow on the side of a sand dune, which rises to a crest in the central distance.

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
Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Ain Region; Al Khatam - Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Gharbia Region; Al Humrah [Al Ḩumrah]
Cultural Group
Bedouin Rashid Bayt Imani
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
January 28 - February 7, 1949

© Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford

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