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View of Wilfred Thesiger's travelling ...

View of Wilfred Thesiger's travelling ...
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actual image size: 21cm x 32cm


View of Wilfred Thesiger's travelling party watering camels at 'Ayn al Hasy well. Three men stand with three camels drinking from a hawd, a water trough made from wood and leather. The men wave their hands at another camel that is trying to get to the water trough. Salim bin Kabina, a tribesman of the Bayt Imani lineage of Rashid Bedouin and one of Wilfred Thesiger's travelling companions, stands at the centre. He getting ready to strike the intruding camel with his camel stick. The man at the far right waving his hand Sadr, one of two Sa'ar tribesmen who guided Wilfred Thesiger's party from Manwakh to 'Ayn al Hasy well.

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Image Details

Accession Number
Film Negative 35mm
Saudi Arabia
Empty Quarter [Rub‘ al Khali]; Ar Riyadh Province [Minţaqat ar Riyāḑ]; Wadi al Hasy [Wādī al Ḩasy]; ‘Ayn al Hasy [‘Ayn al Ḩasy]
Cultural Group
Bedouin Rashid Bayt Imani; Bedouin Sa'ar
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
January 21, 1948

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