View of a date palm ...

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

Description

View of a date palm grove in Liwa oasis. In the central foreground a tall date palm grows in the sand amongst scattered salt bushes and clumps of qassis (sedge) on a salt flat. In the left background many date palms grow in a depression, likely a grove cultivated by local Bani Yas villagers. Further beyond salt bushes and cultivated palms grow across the flat, which is bordered on the left side by a long high wall of sand. This image was taken during Wilfred Thesiger's journey from Al Ain to Liwa oasis, Al Dhafra and Baynunah sands in November and December 1948.

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
 
2004.130.17988.1
Format
 
Film Negative 35mm
Country
 
United Arab Emirates
Region
 
Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Gharbia Region; Liwa
Cultural Group
 
Arab Bani Yas
Photographer
 
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
Date
 
November 14-29, 1948

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