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View of a local house ...

View of a local house ...
3 0 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm


View of a local house in Al Ain / Buraimi oasis. In the foreground a clay jug sits in the middle of a patch of sand, through which a young boy walks towards a large hut. The hut is constructed from mats woven from palm fronds, and is reinforced with a palm frond fence lining its right outer wall. A line of branches creates an enclosure around the house on the left and in the right foreground. In the far right foreground a large tree casts a shadow over the sand. In the distance beyond a stand of ghaf [Prosopis spicigera] trees grow on a dune slope in the far background. This image was taken between December 20, 1948, and January 27, 1949, during which time Wilfred Thesiger stayed with Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan in Al Ain and joined him on a number of hunting excursions.

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 Ain City - Al Buraimi Governorate [Muḩāfaz̧at al Buraymī]; Buraimi
Cultural Group
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
December 20, 1948 - January 27, 1949

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