2004.130.17157.1
Mosque and houses at Shibam

Photographer: Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
Date of Photo: November 9-20, 1947
Continent: Asia
Geographical Area: Western Asia (Middle East and Near East)
Country: Yemen
Region/Place: Hadhramawt Governorate [Muḩāfaz̧at Ḩaḑramawt]; Wadi Hadhramawt [Wādī Ḩaḑramawt]; Shibam
Cultural Group: Arab
Format: Film Negative 35mm
Size: 35 mm
Acquisition: Wilfred Patrick Thesiger - Accepted as Art in Lieu of Inheritance Tax by H.M. Government and allocated to the Pitt Rivers Museum, March 2004

Description

View of buildings at Shibam in the Hadhramawt, with a mosque in the foreground and houses in the distance.

Publications history

Contemporary Publication - This image has been published in Wilfred Thesiger, Arabian Sands (London, 1959), plate 15 [facing p.81]: 'Shibam, a mosque and houses'. [PG 28/07/2008]

Contemporary Publication - This image has been published in Wilfred Thesiger, Desert, Marsh and Mountain: The World of a Nomad (London, 1979), p.94: 'Shibam: a mosque and houses. While I was here I bought supplies - dried shark-meat, butter, spices, saddlebags, ropes and water-skins - for my second crossing of the Empty Quarter.' [PG 01/08/2008]

Contemporary Publication - This image has been published in Wilfred Thesiger, Visions of a Nomad (London, 1987), p.64: 'Shibam, in the Hadhramaut, southern Arabia, 1947. This was the town from which I started my second crossing of the Empty Quarter.' [PG 13/08/2008]