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Seated portrait of Mahalhal bin ...

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


Seated portrait of Mahalhal bin 'Ati and Sahail bin Tahi, two of Wilfred Thesiger's Bedouin guides, in camp in the Wadi al 'Ayn. On the left Sahail bin Tahi, a tribesman of the Mudairiba lineage of Rashid Bedouin, sits in profile holding a few lengths of cord in his hands. On the right Mahalhal bin 'Ati, a tribesman of the Al Khamis lineage of Awamir Bedouin, sits facing forward holding a needle and thread. In front of them Omani style camel saddles and camel pads lie in the sand, while in the background grass or sedge grows.

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Image Details

Accession Number
Film Negative 35mm
Ad Dhahirah Region [Minţaqat az̧ Z̧āhirah]; Wadi al ‘Ayn
Cultural Group
Bedouin Rashid Mudairiba; Bedouin Awamir Al Khamis
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
February 8-16, 1949

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