Portrait of two members of ...

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

Description

Portrait of two members of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan's hawking party riding camels in Al Khatam sands near Al Ain. Two Arab men sit side by side in the foreground, each mounted on a camel. Each man wears a ghutra (headscarf) and a thobe (long shirt), and carries a camel stick. Both camels face forward, turned slightly towards the right foreground. In the distance beyond scattered vegetation grows across a vast flat plain of sand. This image was taken between December 20, 1948, and January 27, 1949, during which time Wilfred Thesiger stayed with Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan in Al Ain and joined him on a number of hunting excursions.

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
 
2004.130.22220.1
Format
 
Film Negative 35mm
Country
 
United Arab Emirates
Region
 
Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Ain Region; Al Khatam
Cultural Group
 
Arab
Photographer
 
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
Date
 
December 20, 1948 - January 27, 1949

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