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Portrait of Mabkhaut bin Arbain ...

Portrait of Mabkhaut bin Arbain ...
4 0 c m
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm


Portrait of Mabkhaut bin Arbain, a tribesman of the Bayt Gidad lineage of Bayt Kathir Bedouin and one of Wilfred Thesiger's travelling companions, in the region of the Kidan plains (Suhul al Kidan), north of Khaba well in the Empty Quarter (Rub' al Khali). He is standing in front of a dune and carries a rifle on his shoulder.

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
Saudi Arabia
Empty Quarter [Rub‘ al Khali]; Ash Sharqiyah Province [Al Minţaqah ash Sharqīyah]; Suhul al Kidan [Suhūl al Kidan]
Cultural Group
Bedouin Bayt Kathir Bayt Gidad
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
December 13-18, 1946

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