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View of one of Wilfred ...

 
View of one of Wilfred ...
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

Description

View of one of Wilfred Thesiger's Arab guides standing on a rock atop Jebel Hafeet [Jabal Hafit] mountain. In the foreground an Arab man wearing a thobe (long shirt) and ghutra (headscarf) stands on the left at the side of a gap between rocky peaks at the top of Jebel Hafeet [Jabal Hafit]. He holds a rifle over his shoulder and looks out into the far distance. In the foreground a few bushes grow from crevices between the rocks. A plain dotted with sparse vegetation and a few low limestone ridges lies in the far distance. Wilfred Thesiger spent a week on Jebel Hafeet [Jabal Hafit] hunting Arabian Tahr [Hemitragus jayakari] with Arab and Bedouin guides in April 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
 
2004.130.17813.1
Format
 
Film Negative 35mm
Country
 
United Arab Emirates
Region
 
Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Ain Region; Jebel Hafeet - Al Buraimi Governorate [Muḩāfaz̧at al Buraymī]; Jabal Hafit
Cultural Group
 
Arab
Photographer
 
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
Date
 
April 6-30, 1948

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