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View of Wilfred Thesiger's travelling ...

View of Wilfred Thesiger's travelling ...
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Description

View of Wilfred Thesiger's travelling party trekking between oases in Liwa oasis. In the central foreground a few clumps of qassis (sedge) grow on the side of a long ridged dune. In the central foreground one of Wilfred Thesiger's Rashid Bedouin companions rides his camel up the face of the dune accompanied by Warad, the party's saluki dog. Further beyond three more members of the party ride in a line along the side of the dune, which rises high above. Overhead the sky is empty of clouds. 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
 
2004.130.17992.1
Format
 
Film Negative 35mm
Country
 
United Arab Emirates
Region
 
Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Gharbia Region; Liwa
Cultural Group
 
Bedouin Rashid
Photographer
 
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
Date
 
November 14-29, 1948

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