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Seated profile portrait of a ...

Seated profile portrait of a ...
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actual image size: 21cm x 32cm


Seated profile portrait of a tribesman of the Rashid Bedouin at an encampment near Bir al Tawil in the Ramlat ar Rabbad. This man is the son of Muhammad, a sheikh of the Rashid Bedouin, with whom Wilfred Thesiger and his men stayed for a few days during their first crossing of the Empty Quarter (Rub' al Khali) in December 1946. Muhammad's son is kneeling in the sand, making a motion with his right hand. In the background to his right is a small pile of firewood.

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
Bedouin Rashid
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
December 24-31, 1946

© Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford

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