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View of qassis growing in ...

View of qassis growing in ...
3 0 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm


View of qassis growing in Al Batin or Al Dhafra sands. In the foreground tufts of long qassis (sedge) grow on a flat stretch of sand rippled by the wind. In the far distance a more vegetation grows in a depression. Behind long chains of dunes run into the distance 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] - Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Gharbia Region; Al Dhafra
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
November 30 - December 4, 1948

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