Seated group portrait of members ...

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


Seated group portrait of members of Wilfred Thesiger's travelling party in the Wadi Halfayn. The three men sit in the sand facing forward. On the left Hamad, a tribesman of the Mahra Bedouin, kneels holding a rifle. In the centre another man, possibly a member of Wilfred Thesiger's party, kneels in the sand holding a camel stick in his lap. On the right Mahalhal bin 'Ati, a tribesman of the Al Khamis lineage of Awamir Bedouin, sits with one arm resting over his knee. Each man wears a cartridge belt over his thobe (shirt) and a headscarf. Behind them a few bushes grow on a flat plain that stretches into the far 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
Ash Sharqiyah Region; Wadi Halfayn [Wādī Ḩalfayn]
Cultural Group
Bedouin; Bedouin Mahra; Bedouin Awamir Al Khamis
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
March 20-24, 1949

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