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Standing profile portrait of Musallim ...

Standing profile portrait of Musallim ...
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actual image size: 32cm x 21cm


Standing profile portrait of Musallim bin Al Kamam, a member of Wilfred Thesiger's travelling party, on a dune overlooking a salt flat in Liwa oasis. Musallim bin Al Kamam, a sheikh of the Musaifar lineage of Rashid Bedouin, stands in profile in the central foreground on a wind-rippled dune, looking into the far left distance. He is wearing a ghutra (headscarf) and a thobe (long shirt), and leans on two camel sticks. Behind him rolling dunes dotted with a few tufts of qassis (sedge) lead into a far salt flat covered in salt bushes. In the distance beyond high rippled dunes border the far edge of the salt flat. 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; Liwa
Cultural Group
Bedouin Rashid Musaifar
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
November 14-22, 1948

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