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View of three members of ...

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

Description

View of three members of Wilfred Thesiger's travelling party riding across sand dunes in Liwa oasis. In the foreground small wind-rippled waves mark a sand dune on which Wilfred Thesiger's Rashid Bedouin companions ride. On the left one rider leads the group on his camel, while close behind two more men follow with their mounts and baggage camels. Behind them a few scattered tufts of qassis (sedge) dot the ridge behind them. In the far distance sand dunes 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
 
2004.130.17974.1
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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