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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 riding through Al Khatam sands during their return journey to Al Ain. In the foreground two of Wilfred Thesiger's Rashid Bedouin companions sit on their camels on a sand dune rippled with small secondary dunes. Behind them large ghada (Haloxylon persicum Bunge) trees grow atop the dune. In the far distance sparse vegetation grows on a distant sand flat and low wispy clouds stretch across the sky. 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
 
2004.130.22089.1
Format
 
Film Negative 35mm
Country
 
United Arab Emirates
Region
 
Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Ain Region; Al Khatam
Cultural Group
 
Bedouin Rashid
Photographer
 
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
Date
 
December 4 - 14, 1948

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