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View of one of Wilfred ...

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

Description

View of one of Wilfred Thesiger's guides standing at their campsite below Jebel Hafeet [Jabal Hafit] mountain. In the foreground a man in an thobe (long shirt), and ghutra (headscarf) stands on a rock strewn flat, looking towards the high rock cliffs of Jebel Hafeet [Jabal Hafit]. Camp equipment and blankets are scattered across the ground in front of him. In the distance high jagged limestone cliffs rise above a flat dotted with sparse vegetation. The cliffs slope across the far distance from high on the left to low at the far right. Wilfred Thesiger spent a week on Jebel Hafeet [Jabal Hafit] hunting Arabian Tahr [Hemitragus jayakari] with Arab and Bedouin guides in April 1948.

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Image Details

Accession Number
 
2004.130.17821.1
Format
 
Film Negative 35mm
Country
 
United Arab Emirates
Region
 
Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Ain Region; Jebel Hafeet - Al Buraimi Governorate [Muḩāfaz̧at al Buraymī]; Jabal Hafit
Cultural Group
 
Bedouin
Photographer
 
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
Date
 
April 6-30, 1948

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