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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 21cm


View of Wilfred Thesiger's party travelling in Al Khatam or Al Humrah sands south of Al Ain. In the foreground a line of tracks cross the middle of an expanse of wind-rippled sand, leading to where three of Wilfred Thesiger's Bedouin companions pause in the sand in the left distance. At the far left one of the men walks away from the group, carrying a rifle on his shoulder. Nearby another member of the party walks past, leading three camels. To the right a third member of the party stands beside a couched camel, adjusting its cargo. In the right distance two more members of the party trek alongside a low dune, heading into the far distance. In the far background low rolling dunes stretch across the horizon below a vast cloudless sky.

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
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
January 28 - February 7, 1949

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