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3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Description

View of a member of Wilfred Thesiger's travelling party trekking across a sand dune between oases in Liwa oasis. A large shrub grows on a small mound of sand in the central foreground. In the left distance one of Wilfred Thesiger's Rashid Bedouin companions leads a camel up a sand dune dotted with tufts of qassis (sedge). The dune slopes into a deep depression on the far right. In the distance beyond sand dunes rise in rolling ridges towards a far crest below a hazy sky. 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
 
2004.130.22006.1
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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