View of Sheikh Zayed bin ...

View of Sheikh Zayed bin ...
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Description

View of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan's hunting party men in the Al Khatam sands near Al Ain. Four members of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan's hunting party and a young boy stand in the foreground on a low sand dune, on which a large bush grows at the near left. The man second from right (wearing a thobe (long shirt) topped with a cartridge belt and leather suspenders and holding the muzzle of a rifle in his hand) is possibly Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. On the right a fifth member of the party walks down the far side of the dune carrying a rifle. In the distance beyond, scattered vegetation grows across a rolling plain of sand, beyond which more dunes rise in the far distance. 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
 
2004.130.22214.1
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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