Seated portrait of Wilfred Thesiger ...

 
Seated portrait of Wilfred Thesiger ...
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

Description

Seated portrait of Wilfred Thesiger taken during his party's journey from the As Saruq sands to Abu Dhabi near the end of his second journey across the Empty Quarter (Rub' al Khali). Wilfred Thesiger crouches on the side of a sand ridge, leaning on a camel stick in his right hand and resting his other hand on his knee. He wears a headscarf, a patterned loincloth, and a long shirt (thobe). Behind him is a ridge of small bushes.

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
 
2004.130.17282.1
Format
 
Film Negative 35mm
Country
 
United Arab Emirates
Region
 
Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Gharbia Region; As Saruq [As Sārūq]
Cultural Group
 
European English
Photographer
 
Unknown
Date
 
March 7-14, 1948

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