Standing half length portrait of ...

Standing half length portrait of ...
4 0 c m
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm


Standing half length portrait of Muhammad bin Fadil, a falconer in Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan's hunting party, with a peregrine falcon in Al Khatam sands near Al Ain. Muhammad bin Fadil stands with a peregrine falcon perched on a mangalah (cuff) over his arm. He wears a patterned ghutra (headscarf) tied closely around his head a dark coloured thobe (long shirt) topped with a khanjar (dagger) and cartridge belt. 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
Film Negative 35mm
United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Ain Region; Al Khatam
Cultural Group
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
December 20, 1948 - January 27, 1949

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