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Portrait of three members of ...

Portrait of three members of ...
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actual image size: 32cm x 21cm


Portrait of three members of Wilfred Thesiger's travelling party cooking in camp during their journey from Al Ain to Liwa, likely in the region of Al Humrah sands. Three men surround a cooking fire with a large metal pot on it. On the left one man squats on the ground, stoking the fire with a stick. On the right Salim bin Kabina, a tribesman of the Bayt Imani lineage of the Rashid Bedouin, stands bent over, looking into the cooking pot. In the near foreground Musallim bin Al Kamam, a sheikh of the Musaifar lineage of Rashid Bedouin, kneels in the sand alongside some supplies, holding a spoon above the pot. Spread in front of the fire are a number of pots, bags, and dishes. 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 Ain Region; Al Humrah [Al Ḩumrah] - Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Gharbia Region; Al Humrah [Al Ḩumrah]
Cultural Group
Bedouin Rashid Bayt Imani; Bedouin Rashid Musaifar
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
November 14-22, 1948

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