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Portrait of three members of ...

Portrait of three members of ...
3 0 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm


Portrait of three members of Wilfred Thesiger's travelling party sitting around a fire in the Wadi al 'Ayn. On the left Salim bin Kabina, a tribesman of the Bayt Imani lineage of Rashid Bedouin, sits to the left of a fire, on which a kettle is heating. Mahalhal bin 'Ati, a tribesman of the Al Khamis lineage of Awamir Bedouin, sits in the centre of the three men, tending the fire with a stick. On the right Muhammad bin Al Jabari, a tribesman of the Awamir Bedouin, kneels beside the fire, facing towards the left. Behind them saddlery, rope, pots, blankets and other equipment lie in the sand. In the distance behind them scattered trees dot a flat plain.

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Image Details

Accession Number
Film Negative 35mm
Ad Dhahirah Region [Minţaqat az̧ Z̧āhirah]; Wadi al ‘Ayn
Cultural Group
Bedouin Rashid Bayt Imani; Bedouin Awamir Al Khamis; Bedouin Awamir
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
February 8-16, 1949

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