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Portrait of Mabkhaut bin Arbain ...

Portrait of Mabkhaut bin Arbain ...
3 0 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm


Portrait of Mabkhaut bin Arbain and Salim bin Kabina, members of Wilfred Thesiger's travelling party, preparing food in the Ramlat ar Rabbad sands. At the left Mabkhaut bin Arbain, a tribesman of the Bayt Gidad lineage of Bayt Kathir Bedouin, sits cross-legged in the sand. He is cradling a bag, possibly a water skin, in his lap. At the right, Salim bin Kabina, a tribesman of the Bayt Imani lineage of Rashid Bedouin, kneels sideways in the sand. He is pouring water out of a beaten metal bowl into a metal pot in front of him. In the background at the far left a camel is couched in the sand.

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Image Details

Accession Number
Film Negative 35mm
United Arab Emirates
Empty Quarter [Rub‘ al Khali]; 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 Rashid Bayt Imani; Bedouin Bayt Kathir Bayt Gidad
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
December 27, 1946 - January 3, 1947

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