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Seated profile portrait of Musallim ...

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


Seated profile portrait of Musallim bin Al Kamam, a member of Wilfred Thesiger's travelling party, resting in the Al Dhafra sands during the party's journey to Baynunah. On the left Musallim bin Al Kamam, a sheikh of the Musaifar lineage of Rashid Bedouin, sits cross-legged on a stretch of wind rippled sand, near the edge crescent shaped depression. He holds a rifle and a camel stick in his hands. Below him on the right two large bushes grow in the the depression amongst scattered tufts of vegetation. In the distance behind him low rolling dunes dotted with scattered vegetation fill the background below a cloudless sky. This image was taken during Wilfred Thesiger's journey from Al Ain to Liwa oasis, Al Dhafra and Baynunah sands in November and December 1948.

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 Gharbia Region; Al Dhafra
Cultural Group
Bedouin Rashid Musaifar
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
November 30 - December 4, 1948

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