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Portrait of members of Wilfred ...

Portrait of members of Wilfred ...
3 0 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm


Portrait of members of Wilfred Thesiger's travelling party men butchering a camel in the Shi'b al Raqq near the Haij well. In the foreground six men are gathered around a dead camel. They are skinning the camel. Musallim bin Al Kamam, a sheikh of the Musaifar lineage of Rashid Bedouin, stands at the far left holding a dagger. Another man crouches in the foreground, cutting the skin off the camel's back. In the background a bush is visible behind them.

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Image Details

Accession Number
Film Negative 35mm
Ash Sharqiyah Region; Sharqiyah Sands; Shib al Raqq; Haij [Ḩayy]
Cultural Group
Bedouin; Bedouin Rashid Musaifar
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
March 7, 1949

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