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Group portrait of five members ...

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


Group portrait of five members of Wilfred Thesiger's travelling party eating food in the Ramlat ar Rabbad sands. Five members of Wilfred Thesiger's travelling party sit in a semicircle around a metal pot from which they are eating. Two men sit at the left. Beside them, a camel is couched in the sand. Salim bin Kabina, a tribesman of the Bayt Imani lineage of Rashid Bedouin, sits at the centre of the group. He is looking at his hands. Next to Salim bin Kabina (second from the right) is Muhammad al Auf, a tribesman of the Bayt Mbarik lineage of Rashid Bedouin. He is chewing some food, and is holding another morsel of food in his right hand. At the far right a fifth man reaches with one hand into the pot of food.

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Image Details

Accession Number
Film Negative 35mm
United Arab Emirates
Empty Quarter [Rub‘ al Khali]; Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Gharbia Region; Ramlat ar Rabbad [Ar Rabbāḑ] - Ad Dhahirah Region [Minţaqat az̧ Z̧āhirah]; Ramlat ar Rabbad [Ar Rabbāḑ]
Cultural Group
Bedouin Rashid Bayt Imani Bayt Mbarik
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
December 27, 1946 - January 3, 1947

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