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Portrait of Muhammad al Auf ...

 
Portrait of Muhammad al Auf ...
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

Description

Portrait of Muhammad al Auf, a tribesman of the Bayt Mbarik lineage of Rashid Bedouin and one of Wilfred Thesiger's travelling companions, at the encampment of Muhammad near Bir al Tawil in the Ramlat ar Rabbad sands. Muhammad al Auf sits with his hands crossed in his lap. Behind him is a pile of equipment, including blankets, a rifle and a cartridge belt. In the background a parched plant grows out of the sand. Muhammad, a sheikh of the Rashid Bedouin, and his sons hosted Wilfred Thesiger's party at his encampment for a number of days in December 1946 during Wilfred Thesiger's first crossing of the Empty Quarter (Rub' al Khali).

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
 
2004.130.6625.1
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 Bayt Mbarik
Photographer
 
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
Date
 
December 24-31, 1946

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