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Seated portrait of Muhammad bin ...

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


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 surrounded by coffee urns and cooking pots. He is snapping firewood for the fire in front of him, on which one of the urns sits. He wears a cartridge belt over his thobe (shirt) and a headscarf topped with an 'agal (head rope). In the distance behind a stretch of flat sand lies on the right, possibly a sabkha (salt flat).

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Image Details

Accession Number
Film Negative 35mm
United Arab Emirates
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
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
February 3-12, 1950

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