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Seated portrait of Muhammad bin ...

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

Description

Seated portrait of Muhammad bin Al Jabari, one of Wilfred Thesiger's Bedouin guides, at a campfire in Ramlat ar Rabbad sands. Muhammad bin Al Jabari, a tribesman of the Awamir Bedouin, sits in the foreground beside a fire. He is holding a long handled pan next to the fire, on which a coffee urn sits. He wears a belt over his thobe (shirt) and a headscarf topped with an 'agal (head rope). A low sand bank sits behind him, and in the far distance more dunes line the horizon.

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
 
2004.130.25464.1
Format
 
Film Negative 35mm
Country
 
United Arab Emirates
Region
 
Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Gharbia Region; Ramlat ar Rabbad [Ar Rabbāḑ] - Ad Dhahirah Region [Minţaqat az̧ Z̧āhirah]; Ramlat ar Rabbad [Ar Rabbāḑ]
Cultural Group
 
Bedouin Awamir
Photographer
 
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
Date
 
February 3-12, 1950

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