View of five members of ...

View of five members of ...
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Description

View of five members of Wilfred Thesiger's travelling party trekking across low dunes in Liwa oasis. In the central foreground three of Wilfred Thesiger's Rashid Bedouin companions ride camels across a sand dune dotted with small tufts of grass. On the right two men follow on foot with their camels. In the left background a sand fence made of palm fronds lines the crest of a dune. In the distance sand dunes dotted with a few tufts of qassis (sedge) stretch out in every direction. 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
 
2004.130.17972.1
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 14-22, 1948

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