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Three-quarter length portrait of Muhammad ...

Three-quarter length portrait of Muhammad ...
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Description

Three-quarter length portrait of Muhammad, a sheikh of the Rashid Bedouin, in his encampment in the Ramlat ar Rabbad sands near Bir al Tawil. Muhammad, an elderly man with a long white beard, reclines in the sand, propped up on his right elbow. In the background a number of men sit in a semicircle. Wilfred Thesiger and his Bedouin companions stayed with Muhammad and his sons during Wilfred Thesiger's first crossing of the Empty Quarter (Rub' al Khali) in December 1946.

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
 
2004.130.6640.1
Format
 
Film Negative 35mm
Country
 
United Arab Emirates
Region
 
Empty Quarter [Rub‘ al Khali]; Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Gharbia Region; Ramlat ar Rabbad [Ar Rabbāḑ]; Bir al Tawil
Cultural Group
 
Bedouin Rashid
Photographer
 
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
Date
 
December 24-31, 1946

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