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 trekking across a dune towards a palm grove in Liwa oasis. In the left near distance three of Wilfred Thesiger's Rashid Bedouin companions ride camels across a steep sand dune dotted with tufts of qassis (sedge). Above the dune salt bushes and palm trees grow on a flat on top of a dune, while in the distance beyond more dunes rise high above the flat. 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
 
2004.130.17982.1
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 23-28, 1948

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