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View of three of Wilfred ...

View of three of Wilfred ...
4 0 c m
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm


View of three of Wilfred Thesiger's Bedouin companions resting on a sand dune in Al Muwaiji near Al Muwaiji fort in Al Ain. In the foreground a tall tree casts a large shadow over sand in the foreground. Further behind three of Wilfred Thesiger's companions relax at the top of a sand dune. The man standing at the centre of the group is Hamad, a tribesman of the Mahra Bedouin. The man crouching on the right, holding a rifle, is Sahail bin Tahi, a tribesman of the Mudairiba lineage of Rashid Bedouin.

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Image Details

Accession Number
Film Negative 35mm
United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Ain Region; Al Ain City; Al Muwaiji [Al Muwaij'i]
Cultural Group
Bedouin Mahra; Bedouin Rashid Mudairiba
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
April 6-9, 1949

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