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Three-quarter length portrait of Muhammad ...

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


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
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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