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Full-length portrait of a tribesman ...

Full-length portrait of a tribesman ...
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actual image size: 32cm x 21cm


Full-length portrait of a tribesman of the Rashid Bedouin at Muhammad's encampment in the Ramlat ar Rabbad sands near Bir al Tawil. The man is standing on a sand dune, holding a rifle on his shoulder. In the background the dune sands are covered with footprints, and further back behind the man is a large leafless bush. Wilfred Thesiger and his men stayed with Muhammad, a sheikh of the Rashid Bedouin, and his extended family for a few days during their first crossing of the Empty Quarter (Rub' al Khali) in December 1946.

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

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