View of two members of ...

View of two members of ...
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Description

View of two members of Wilfred Thesiger's travelling party trekking in the Al Dhafra sands during the party's journey to Baynunah. Two dry clumps of qassis (sedge) grow on a dune slope in the central foreground. Further beyond two of Wilfred Thesiger's Rashid Bedouin companions ride camels across a stretch of sand dotted with tufts of qassis. The man on the left holds his camel stick in the air with his right hand. Far beyond them rolling dunes continue towards the horizon below a cloudless sky. 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
 
2004.130.22064.1
Format
 
Film Negative 35mm
Country
 
United Arab Emirates
Region
 
Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Gharbia Region; Al Dhafra
Cultural Group
 
Bedouin Rashid
Photographer
 
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
Date
 
November 30 - December 4, 1948

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