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View of Wilfred Thesiger's party ...

View of Wilfred Thesiger's party ...
3 0 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 22cm


View of Wilfred Thesiger's party in their camp in Al Khatam or Al Humrah sands south of Al Ain. In the near distance two of Wilfred Thesiger's Bedouin companions stand alongside their camels at their camp. At the centre Mahalhal bin 'Ati, a tribesman of the Al Khamis lineage of Awamir Bedouin, walks between the camels, heading into the near foreground. He has a large full beard and thick dark hair. In the distance a few couched camels sit amongst scattered camping gear and camel blankets lying in the sand, while a fourth member of the party walks with two camels into the far distance. A long low dune rises behind the men, on which scattered clumps of vegetation grow.

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 Ain Region; Al Khatam - Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Gharbia Region; Al Humrah [Al Ḩumrah]
Cultural Group
Bedouin; Bedouin Awamir Al Khamis
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
January 28 - February 7, 1949

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