View of Wilfred Thesiger's travelling ...

View of Wilfred Thesiger's travelling ...
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Description

View of Wilfred Thesiger's travelling party trekking through Al Dhafra sands during their journey across the Empty Quarter (Rub' al Khali) from Dhibi well to Al Batin sands. Three of Wilfred Thesiger's travelling companions, tribesmen of the Bayt Imani lineage of Rashid Bedouin, trek in a line over the crest of a low dune. At the far left, a man waits on the crest of the dune with his camels. At the centre a man on a camel follows a third man with two baggage camels down the slope of the dune. Behind the men the crest of the dune stretches into the far distance. Another dune chain rises in the background at the far right.

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
 
2004.130.17904.1
Format
 
Film Negative 35mm
Country
 
United Arab Emirates
Region
 
Empty Quarter [Rub‘ al Khali]; Ash Sharqiyah Province [Al Minţaqah ash Sharqīyah]; Al Dhafra - Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Gharbia Region; Al Dhafra
Cultural Group
 
Bedouin Rashid Bayt Imani
Photographer
 
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
Date
 
February 22 - March 3, 1948

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