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View of a tree and ...

View of a tree and ...
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Description

View of a tree and a well outside a fort in the Al Ain / Buraimi oasis. In the foreground a large tree grows beside a well in the midst of a large flat field. The well is topped with a wooden frame built from date palm logs. A leather water bag hangs on a rope looped over the well frame. In the background a number of 'arish (palm frond) and adobe houses, some with attached palm fenced enclosures, are built on the flat, and beyond a fort with a square tower sits in front of a large date palm grove. 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
 
2004.130.22248.1
Format
 
Film Negative 35mm
Country
 
United Arab Emirates
Region
 
Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Ain Region; Al Ain City - Al Buraimi Governorate [Muḩāfaz̧at al Buraymī]; Buraimi
Cultural Group
 
Arab
Photographer
 
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
Date
 
December 20, 1948 - January 27, 1949

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