View of Wilfred Thesiger's travelling ...

View of Wilfred Thesiger's travelling ...
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actual image size: 32cm x 20cm


View of Wilfred Thesiger's travelling party trekking through Al Batin sands during their journey across the Empty Quarter (Rub' al Khali) from Al Dhafra sands to Liwa oasis. Wilfred Thesiger's travelling party, tribesmen of the Bayt Imani lineage of Rashid Bedouin, rides across a vast salt plain (sabkha) dotted with salt bushes. Baggage camels follow along behind the men's mounts. In the foreground a few bushes grow in the sand. In the distance a small, triangular hill rises out of the plain, and in the far distance high dunes rise.

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; Al Batin [Al Baţīn]
Cultural Group
Bedouin Rashid Bayt Imani
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
March 1-5, 1948

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