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Group portrait of the four ...

Group portrait of the four ...
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Description

Group portrait of the four members of Wilfred Thesiger's travelling party who accompanied him on his first crossing of the Rub' al Khali (Empty Quarter). Mabkhaut bin Arbain, a tribesman of the Bayt Gidad lineage of Bayt Kathir Bedouin, stands on the far left. Musallim bin Tafl, also of the Bayt Kathir Bedouin, stands second from the left. Muhammad al Auf, a tribesman of the Bayt Mbarik lineage of Rashid Bedouin, stands second from the right. Salim bin Kabina, a young tribesman of the Bayt Imani lineage of Rashid Bedouin, stands on the far right. Each man is holding a rifle, likely a gift from Wilfred Thesiger.

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
 
2004.130.6834.1
Format
 
Film Negative 35mm
Country
 
Oman
Region
 
Dhofar Governorate [Muḩāfaz̧at Z̧ufār]; Jiddat al Harasis [Jiddat al Ḩarāsīs]; Yisub - Dhofar Governorate [Muḩāfaz̧at Z̧ufār]; Jabal Qara [Jabal Qarā]; Wadi Darbat
Cultural Group
 
Bedouin Bayt Kathir; Bedouin Rashid
Photographer
 
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
Date
 
February 15-23, 1947

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