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View of three members of ...

View of three members of ...
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actual image size: 32cm x 21cm


View of three members of Wilfred Thesiger's travelling party at a Bani Yas settlement near Radum in Liwa oasis. In the right foreground a large date palm grows in sand. On the left three of Wilfred Thesiger's Rashid Bedouin companions ride camels alongside a clump of salt bushes on a sand flat. Further behind two more members of the party load baggage on a couched camel, beside which another camel and a dog stand. On the left a palm frond fence cuts across the sand flat, which is dotted with clumps of qassis (sedge), salt bushes, and date palms. In the distance above the flat a group of 'arish huts, made of palm fronds (locally called saaf), sit on the slope of a high dune. 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
Film Negative 35mm
United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Gharbia Region; Liwa; Radum [Radūm]
Cultural Group
Arab Bani Yas; Bedouin Rashid
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
November 28-29, 1948

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