View of an abal bush ...

View of an abal bush ...
3 0 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm


View of an abal bush growing amongst rolling dunes in Al Batin sands in the Empty Quarter (Rub' al Khali). Successive dune ridges rise from the near foreground into the far distance. At the far right a large clump of abal (calligonum comosum) grows on the side of a dune. A line of footprints marks the sand in the foreground.

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]
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
March 1-5, 1948

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