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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 up a sand dune between oases in Liwa oasis. In the foreground a small tuft of qassis (sedge) grows near the crest of a sand dune in the near foreground. Further back, in the left distance, one of Wilfred Thesiger's Rashid Bedouin companions leads a camel past a patch of scattered grasses and up the bare slope of a sand dune. Behind him the high rolling crests of sand dunes fill the far distance. 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
 
2004.130.22007.1
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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