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Standing profile portrait of Musallim ...

Standing profile portrait of Musallim ...
3 0 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm


Standing profile portrait of Musallim bin Al Kamam, a member of Wilfred Thesiger's travelling party, standing with Wilfred Thesiger's camel in the Al Dhafra sands during the party's journey to Baynunah. Musallim bin Al Kamam, a sheikh of the Musaifar lineage of Rashid Bedouin, stands on a stretch of wind-rippled sand near the lip of a depression, facing into the right distance. He holds a rifle, a camel stick and the head rope of Wilfred Thesiger's thoroughbred Omani camel, which is standing behind him. The camel also faces towards the right, and it is saddled with a dark sheepskin and carries bags and a rifle. Behind them low rolling dunes dotted with scattered vegetation fill the background into the distance below a cloudless sky. This image was taken during Wilfred Thesiger's journey from Al Ain to Liwa oasis, Al Dhafra and Baynunah sands in November and December 1948.

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
Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Gharbia Region; Al Dhafra
Cultural Group
Bedouin Rashid Musaifar
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
November 30 - December 4, 1948

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