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Portrait of two of Wilfred ...

Portrait of two of Wilfred ...
4 0 c m
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm


Portrait of two of Wilfred Thesiger's sailing companions on the deck of a dhow (sailboat) in the Abu Dhabi islands. In the foreground an older boy sits on the ship's rail. A young boy stands on the ship's rail behind him, holding onto sail rigging. The older boy wears a western waistcoat over his thobe (long shirt). In the background the water surrounding the boat is calm and flat. 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
Film Negative 35mm
United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi Emirate; Abu Dhabi Region; Abu Dhabi Islands
Cultural Group
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
March 17 - April 1, 1948

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