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Reclining portrait of Salim bin ...

Reclining portrait of Salim bin ...
3 0 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm


Reclining portrait of Salim bin Kabina, a sixteen or seventeen year old boy of the Bayt Imani lineage of Rashid Bedouin, at a well in the region of Wadi Khawat. This is one of the first portraits Wilfred Thesiger took of Salim bin Kabina. After this meeting Salim bin Kabina joined Wilfred Thesiger's travelling party, and later accompanied Wilfred Thesiger on all his journeys in the Rub' al Khali (Empty Quarter).

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
Al Mahrah Governorate; Wadi Khawat [Wādī Khawāt]
Cultural Group
Bedouin Rashid Bayt Imani
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
January 31 - February 3, 1946

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