Distant view of Wilfred Thesiger's ...

Distant view of Wilfred Thesiger's ...
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actual image size: 32cm x 21cm


Distant 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. Members of Wilfred Thesiger's travelling party, tribesmen of the Bayt Imani lineage of Rashid Bedouin, lead camels along the crest of a dune situated between two areas of flat sand. Three men are riding camels, one man leads his camels on foot. The far area is a salt flat (sabkha) which is enclosed by a ridge of high, sheer-faced 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

© Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford

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