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Portrait of Musallim bin Al ...

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


Portrait of Musallim bin Al Kamam, one of Wilfred Thesiger's travelling companions, standing with a camel and a falcon in the Al Khatam sands near Al Ain. Musallim bin Al Kamam, a sheikh of the Musaifar lineage of Rashid Bedouin, stands in soft sand in the foreground holding a peregrine falcon. Musallim bin Al Kamam wears a ghutra (headscarf) and a light coloured thobe (long shirt) topped with a cartridge belt and leather suspenders. The falcon rests on a mangalah (cuff) on his arm. It is blinded with a leather hood. On the left a thoroughbred Omani camel is couched in the sand, its head next to Musallim bin Al Kamam's knees. In background small shrubs and bushes grow in soft sand below a sky dotted with sparse low clouds.

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
Cultural Group
Bedouin Rashid Musaifar
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
December 20, 1948 - January 27, 1949

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