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Half-length portrait of a young ...

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


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

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