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View of two members of ...

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


View of two members of Wilfred Thesiger's travelling party at a salt flat in Al Batin sands. Musallim bin Al Kamam, a sheikh of the Musaifar lineage of Rashid Bedouin, stands in the centre of a camp beside a couched camel. In the foreground piles of gear and blankets lie in the sand in front of him. On the left another of Wilfred Thesiger's Rashid Bedouin travelling companions stands in the shade cast by one of two standing camels. Behind them a vast empty salt flat dotted with scattered salt bushes sits below a high, sheer-sided dune on the left. In the far distance beyond the flat low dunes sit along the horizon. 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
Film Negative 35mm
United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Gharbia Region; Al Batin [Al Baţīn]
Cultural Group
Bedouin Rashid; Bedouin Rashid Musaifar
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
November 29-30, 1948

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