Portrait of a peregrine falcon ...

 
Portrait of a peregrine falcon ...
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

Description

Portrait of a peregrine falcon (shahin), belonging to Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan's hunting party, resting in the sands near Al Ain. A peregrine falcon perches on a carved wooden wakir (block) staked in the sand. The peregrine's body faces towards the left, and it looks over its shoulder towards the right. The falconer's mangalah (cuff) lies in the sand in front of the wakir. In the background a vast expanse of sand continues into the far distance.

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
 
2004.130.25380.1
Format
 
Film Negative 35mm
Country
 
United Arab Emirates
Region
 
Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Ain Region; Al Ain City
Photographer
 
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
Date
 
December 1, 1949 - January 12, 1950

© Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford

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