Group portrait of Wilfred Thesiger ...

 
Group portrait of Wilfred Thesiger ...
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

Description

Group portrait of Wilfred Thesiger with the four members of his travelling party who accompanied him on his first crossing of the Rub' al Khali (Empty Quarter). In the first row Musallim bin Tafl, a tribesman of the Bayt Kathir Bedouin, sits on the left. Salim bin Kabina, a young tribesman of the Bayt Imani lineage of Rashid Bedouin, sits on the right. In the back row Mabkhaut bin Arbain, a tribesman of the Bayt Gidad lineage of Bayt Kathir Bedouin, stands on the left. Wilfred Thesiger stands at the centre. Muhammad al Auf, a tribesman of the Bayt Mbarik lineage of Rashid Bedouin, stands on the right. Each man is holding a rifle.

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
 
2004.130.6833.1
Format
 
Film Negative 35mm
Country
 
Oman
Region
 
Dhofar Governorate [Muḩāfaz̧at Z̧ufār]; Jiddat al Harasis [Jiddat al Ḩarāsīs]; Yisub - Dhofar Governorate [Muḩāfaz̧at Z̧ufār]; Jabal Qara [Jabal Qarā]; Wadi Darbat
Cultural Group
 
Bedouin Bayt Kathir; Bedouin Rashid
Photographer
 
Unknown
Date
 
February 15-23, 1947

© Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford

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