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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 in the sands near Umm az Zumul well, during their journey towards Wadi Al Ayn. In the left foreground a small tree grows at the side of a wind-rippled dune. Further beyond one of Wilfred Thesiger's Bedouin companions stands in an expanse of sand dotted with small tufts of vegetation. Further behind saddles and equipment lie in the sand, and a few camels graze. In the far background a large white sabkha (salt flat) stretches out below a far ridge of high rippled dunes.

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Image Details

Accession Number
 
2004.130.22390.1
Format
 
Film Negative 35mm
Country
 
United Arab Emirates
Region
 
Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Ain Region; Umm az Zamul - Ad Dhahirah Region [Minţaqat az̧ Z̧āhirah]; Umm az Zamul
Cultural Group
 
Bedouin
Photographer
 
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
Date
 
February 6-9, 1949

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