Standing full length portrait of ...

 
Standing full length portrait of ...
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

Description

Standing full length portrait of an Arab falconer, a member of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan's hunting party, in the Al Khatam sands near Al Ain. A man wearing a ghutra (headscarf) and a light coloured thobe (long shirt) topped with a cartridge belt and leather suspenders stands in an expanse of sand. The man has curly hair and a thick full beard. He holds camel stick in one hand. In the distance behind him small shrubs and bushes grow on a rolling expanse of rocky sand. Above sparse clouds stretch across the sky.

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
 
2004.130.22115.1
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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