Portrait of sailors rowing a ...

Portrait of sailors rowing a ...
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Description

Portrait of sailors rowing a dhow on which Wilfred Thesiger sailed with Sheikh Hazaa bin Sultan Al Nahyan and his retainers. A number of men sit on the gunwale of a sailboat, holding oars. At the left two sailors pull on a large wooden oar. A young boy (centre) perches on an drum barrel beside them. Further along the gunwale, another pair of sailors hold onto a second oar. At the far right a man in a waistcoat sits on the gunwale. This image was taken during Wilfred Thesiger's week and a half long sailing trip around the Abu Dhabi Islands with Sheikh Hazaa bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Sheikh Khalid bin Sultan Al Nahyan and their retainers in March 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
 
2004.130.17633.1
Format
 
Film Negative 35mm
Country
 
United Arab Emirates
Region
 
Abu Dhabi Emirate; Abu Dhabi Region; Abu Dhabi Islands
Cultural Group
 
Arab
Photographer
 
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
Date
 
March 14 - April 1, 1948

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