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View of Wilfred Thesiger's travelling ...

View of Wilfred Thesiger's travelling ...
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Description

View of Wilfred Thesiger's travelling party trekking through Al Batin sands during their journey across the Empty Quarter (Rub' al Khali) from Al Dhafra sands to Liwa oasis. Two members of Wilfred Thesiger's travelling party, tribesmen of the Bayt Imani lineage of Rashid Bedouin, lead a caravan of camels along soft sands on the edge of a salt flat (sabkha). At the right a man stands on one leg at the head of a line of camels. A second man is mounted on a camel in the middle of the caravan. The camels are tethered to each other with their head ropes. In the background the salt flat encircled by high dunes. The sand in the foreground is entirely bare of any vegetation.

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Image Details

Accession Number
 
2004.130.17489.1
Format
 
Film Negative 35mm
Country
 
United Arab Emirates
Region
 
Empty Quarter [Rub‘ al Khali]; Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Gharbia Region; Al Batin [Al Baţīn]
Cultural Group
 
Bedouin Rashid Bayt Imani
Photographer
 
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
Date
 
March 1-5, 1948

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