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View of two of Wilfred ...

View of two of Wilfred ...
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Description

View of two of Wilfred Thesiger's Bedouin companions on a sand hill in the Al Ain/Buraimi oasis overlooking Jebel Hafeet [Jabal Hafit]. Two men with rifles sit on a sand hill in a vast flat plain. The ground surrounding the hill is carpeted with sparse grass and tufts of vegetation. In the background is a large tree. Behind the tree the mountain Jabal Hafeet [Jabal Hafit] looms in the distance. This image was taken during April 6-30, 1948, when Wilfred Thesiger stayed at Al Muwaiji fort in Al Ain as a guest of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. This image was taken during April 6-30, 1948, when Wilfred Thesiger stayed at Al Muwaiji fort in Al Ain as a guest of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

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
 
2004.130.17855.1
Format
 
Film Negative 35mm
Country
 
United Arab Emirates
Region
 
Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Ain Region; Al Ain City; Jebel Hafeet - Al Buraimi Governorate [Muḩāfaz̧at al Buraymī]; Jabal Hafit
Cultural Group
 
Bedouin
Photographer
 
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
Date
 
April 6-30, 1948

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