Seated half length portrait of ...

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

Description

Seated half length portrait of an Arab man, one of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan's falconers, in Al Khatam sands near Jebel Hafeet (Jabal Hafit). A man wearing an embroidered ghutra (headscarf) and a light coloured thobe (long shirt) sits in the sand looking down at his hands by his waist. He wears a cartridge belt and leather suspenders over his thobe. Behind him a large expanse of bare sand stretches into the far distance, where a few bushes grow in the 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
 
2004.130.22131.1
Format
 
Film Negative 35mm
Country
 
United Arab Emirates
Region
 
Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Ain Region; Al Khatam - Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Ain Region; Jebel Hafeet [Jabal Hafit]
Cultural Group
 
Arab
Photographer
 
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
Date
 
December 20, 1948 - January 27, 1949

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