View of a large open ...

View of a large open ...
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Description

View of a large open area in the city of Abha. Rows of square one and two storey buildings sit overlooking a vast empty flat. Some of the buildings are topped with adobe and parallel lines of raqf (slate) tiles. In the far distance a line of low hills rises behind the buildings.

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
 
2004.130.31806.1
Format
 
Film Negative 35mm
Country
 
Saudi Arabia
Region
 
Asir Province [Minţaqat ‘Asīr]; Abha [Abhā]
Cultural Group
 
Arab
Photographer
 
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
Date
 
May 26-28, 1945

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