View of Wilfred Thesiger's travelling ...

View of Wilfred Thesiger's travelling ...
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40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Description

View of Wilfred Thesiger's travelling party riding across downs in Al Batin sands during their journey across the Empty Quarter (Rub' al Khali) from Al Dhafra sands to Liwa oasis. Three members of Wilfred Thesiger's travelling party, tribesmen of the Bayt Imani lineage of Rashid Bedouin, ride camels through an expanse of small dunes bound in by a high dune massif in the left background. Each man is followed by one or two baggage camels that are tethered to his mount. In the left foreground a large dry bush grows in the sand.

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
 
2004.130.17513.1
Format
 
Film Negative 35mm
Country
 
United Arab Emirates
Region
 
Empty Quarter [Rub‘ al Khali]; Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Gharbia Region; Al Batin [Al Baţīn]
Cultural Group
 
Bedouin Rashid Bayt Imani
Photographer
 
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
Date
 
March 1-5, 1948

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