View of Wilfred Thesiger's travelling ...

View of Wilfred Thesiger's travelling ...
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actual image size: 31cm x 22cm


View of Wilfred Thesiger's travelling party crossing dunes in Al Batin sands during their journey across the Empty Quarter (Rub' al Khali) from Al Dhafra sands to Liwa oasis. The party, made up of tribesmen of the Bayt Imani lineage of Rashid Bedouin, rides along the side of large sand dune which slopes up towards the right. Baggage camels, tethered to the back of the men's mounts, follow along behind the riders. On the left is a vast open area dotted with sparse vegetation. In the far distance low rolling downs rise into high dunes.

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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