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3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Description

View of a member of Wilfred Thesiger's travelling party standing in the Al Batin sands during their journey from Al Dhafra sands to Liwa oasis. The man, a tribesman of the Bayt Imani lineage of Rashid Bedouin, stands on the crest of a high dune. He rests a rifle on his shoulder and is holding camel stick. His shadow falls across the sand to his left. A vast expanse of wind-rippled dunes, dotted with a few rare shrubs, spreads out across the distance before him.

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Image Details

Accession Number
 
2004.130.17772.1
Format
 
Film Negative 35mm
Country
 
United Arab Emirates
Region
 
Empty Quarter [Rub‘ al Khali]; Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Gharbia Region; Al Batin [Al Baţīn]
Cultural Group
 
Bedouin Rashid Bayt Imani
Photographer
 
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
Date
 
March 1-5, 1948

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