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Seated profile portrait of Salim ...

Seated profile portrait of Salim ...
4 0 c m
actual image size: 22cm x 32cm


Seated profile portrait of Salim bin Kabina, one of Wilfred Thesiger's travelling companions, in the region surrounding Al Ain / Buraimi Oasis. Salim bin Kabina, a tribesman of the Bayt Imani lineage of Rashid Bedouin, sits facing towards the right, holding a rifle across his lap. He wears a cartridge belt with a khanjar (dagger) over his thobe (shirt) and a headscarf topped with an 'agal (head rope). Beneath his headscarf, his long hair falls down his chest in a loose braid.

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 Buraimi Governorate [Muḩāfaz̧at al Buraymī] - Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Ain Region
Cultural Group
Bedouin Rashid Bayt Imani
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
February 28 - March 10, 1950

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