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Distant view of a member ...

Distant view of a member ...
3 0 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm


Distant view of a member of Wilfred Thesiger's travelling party riding along the side of a dune in Al Batin sands during their journey across the Empty Quarter (Rub' al Khali) from Al Dhafra sands to Liwa oasis. The man, a tribesman of the Bayt Imani lineage of Rashid Bedouin, rides his camel, followed by a baggage camel, along the side of a softly sloping dune. The dune has many horizontal ridges, which rise up to the peak at the top of the dune on the right. In the foreground is a single dry bush.

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
Empty Quarter [Rub‘ al Khali]; Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Gharbia Region; Al Batin [Al Baţīn]
Cultural Group
Bedouin Rashid Bayt Imani
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
March 1-5, 1948

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