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Portrait of Wilfred Thesiger sitting ...

Portrait of Wilfred Thesiger sitting ...
4 0 c m
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm


Portrait of Wilfred Thesiger sitting in the Wadi al 'Ayn. Wilfred Patrick Thesiger kneels in soft sand in front of a dry bush, holding a camel stick in his hands. He is wearing a silver-sheathed dagger on a cartridge belt over his thobe (shirt), and his head is covered by a headscarf. This portrait was taken by Wilfred Thesiger's Bedouin travelling companion, Salim bin Kabina.

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
Ad Dhahirah Region [Minţaqat az̧ Z̧āhirah]; Wadi al ‘Ayn
Cultural Group
European English
Salim bin Kabina
February 8-16, 1949

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