Seated portrait of a tribesman of the Rashid Bedouin at Muhammad's encampment near Bir al Tawil in the Ramlat ar Rabbad. Wilfred Thesiger and his men stayed with Muhammad, a sheikh of the Rashid Bedouin, and his sons in the Ramlat ar Rabbad for a few days during their first crossing of the Empty Quarter (Rub' al Khali) in December 1946. The man, one of Muhammad's sons, kneels in the sand next to a cooking fire. He is making a gesturing motion with his left hand, which he is holding in front of his chest.
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