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Seated profile portrait of Salim ...

 
Seated profile portrait of Salim ...
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

Description

Seated profile 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, facing towards the right [most of the camel's body is outside the frame]. His elbows rest on a rifle in a leather sleeve balanced across his lap. He wears a cartridge belt over his thobe (long shirt) and has a ghutra (headscarf) wrapped around his head. His shoulder-length curly hair is blown by a breeze. In the background bushes grow in sands that stretch into the far distance.

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Image Details

Accession Number
 
2004.130.17533.1
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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