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View of Wilfred Thesiger's party ...

View of Wilfred Thesiger's party ...
3 0 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 20cm


View of Wilfred Thesiger's party in camp in the Wadi al 'Ayn. On the left Hamad, a Mahra retainer of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and one of Wilfred Thesiger's guides, stands in a flowing light-coloured thobe (shirt). Behind him, on the right, a group of men sit in a circle on the ground. Musallim bin Al Kamam, a sheikh of the Musaifar lineage of Rashid Bedouin, sits in the circle at the far right of the group. Third from the right Mahalhal bin 'Ati, a tribesman of the Al Khamis lineage of Awamir Bedouin, sits facing forward holding a porcelain cup and a coffee urn. Around them saddlery, rope, pots, blankets and other equipment lie in the sand. On the far left another man sits outside the circle in front of a large tree, while in the distance more trees grow on a flat plain.

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Image Details

Accession Number
Film Negative 35mm
Ad Dhahirah Region [Minţaqat az̧ Z̧āhirah]; Wadi al ‘Ayn
Cultural Group
Bedouin; Bedouin Mahra; Bedouin Awamir Al Khamis; Bedouin Rashid Musaifar
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
February 8-16, 1949

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