Seated portrait of Salim bin ...

Seated portrait of Salim bin ...
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Description

Seated portrait of Salim bin Kabina, one of Wilfred Thesiger's travelling companions, riding a camel during the party's journey from Jabal Sumeini to the port city of Sharjah. Salim bin Kabina, a tribesman of the Bayt Imani lineage of Rashid Bedouin, kneels in the saddle of his camel [most of the camel's body is outside the frame]. He looks down at his hands, which are resting on a rifle in a leather sleeve balanced across his lap. He wears a cartridge belt and leather suspenders over his thobe (long shirt) and has a ghutra (headscarf) wrapped around his head. In the background another member of the party stands in the sand beside a few piles of blankets.

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
 
2004.130.17532.1
Format
 
Film Negative 35mm
Country
 
United Arab Emirates
Region
 
Al Buraimi Governorate [Muḩāfaz̧at al Buraymī]; Jabal Sumeini [Jabal Sumaynī] - Sharjah Emirate [Ash Shāriqah]; Sharjah City
Cultural Group
 
Bedouin Rashid Bayt Imani
Photographer
 
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
Date
 
May 1-10, 1948

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