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Seated portrait of a tribesman ...

Seated portrait of a tribesman ...
4 0 c m
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm


Seated portrait of a tribesman of the Rashid Bedouin at an encampment near Bir al Tawil in the Ramlat ar Rabbad. This man is the son of Muhammad, a sheikh of the Rashid Bedouin, with whom Wilfred Thesiger stayed for a few days during his first crossing of the Empty Quarter (Rub' al Khali). He is sitting cross-legged in the sand next to a small pile of firewood and a mat piled high with chunks of meat. In his right hand he holds a large curved dagger.

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Image Details

Accession Number
Film Negative 35mm
United Arab Emirates
Empty Quarter [Rub‘ al Khali]; Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Gharbia Region; Ramlat ar Rabbad [Ar Rabbāḑ]; Bir al Tawil
Cultural Group
Bedouin Rashid
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
December 24-31, 1946

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