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Seated portrait of Salim bin ...

Seated portrait of Salim bin ...
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actual image size: 20cm x 32cm


Seated portrait of Salim bin Kabina, one of Wilfred Thesiger's travelling companions, resting on a rock face near Jebel Hafeet (Jabal Hafit) mountain. Salim bin Kabina, a tribesman of the Bayt Imani lineage of the Rashid Bedouin, sits on a rock face holding a rifle. He is tugging at the izaar (wraparound skirt) he wears under his thobe (long shirt). Salim bin Kabina also wears a cartridge belt over his thobe and a ghutra (headscarf). Wilfred Thesiger spent a week on Jebel Hafeet [Jabal Hafit] hunting Arabian Tahr [Hemitragus jayakari] with Arab and Bedouin guides in April 1948.

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
United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Ain Region; Jebel Hafeet - Al Buraimi Governorate [Muḩāfaz̧at al Buraymī]; Jabal Hafit
Cultural Group
Bedouin Rashid Bayt Imani
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
April 6-30, 1948

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