View of a member of ...

View of a member of ...
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 20cm

Description

View of a member of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan's hawking party riding in Al Khatam sands near Al Ain. In the foreground a lone rider carrying a falcon on his arm rides a camel along the crest of a high dune. The dune looks out over low rolling sand dunes in the near distance and a vast desert plain in the far distance. Everywhere the sands are dotted with tufts of vegetation and a few large trees. 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
 
2004.130.22183.1
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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