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Half-length portrait of a young ...

Half-length portrait of a young ...
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Description

Half-length portrait of a young tribesman of the Rashid Bedouin taken at the encampment of Muhammad, a sheikh of the Rashid Bedouin, near Bir al Tawil in the Ramlat ar Rabbad sands. A young man kneels on the ground at the far left. Camp equipment is scattered in the sands surrounding him. Muhammad and his family hosted Wilfred Thesiger's party at their encampment for a number of days in December 1946 during Wilfred Thesiger's first crossing of the Empty Quarter (Rub' al Khali).

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
 
2004.130.6633.1
Format
 
Film Negative 35mm
Country
 
United Arab Emirates
Region
 
Empty Quarter [Rub‘ al Khali]; Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Gharbia Region; Ramlat ar Rabbad [Ar Rabbāḑ]; Bir al Tawil
Cultural Group
 
Bedouin
Photographer
 
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
Date
 
December 24-31, 1946

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