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Portrait of sailors rowing a ...

Portrait of sailors rowing a ...
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actual image size: 32cm x 21cm


Portrait of sailors rowing a dhow on which Wilfred Thesiger sailed with Sheikh Hazaa bin Sultan Al Nahyan and his retainers. A number of men sit on the gunwale of a sailboat, holding oars. At the left two sailors pull on a large wooden oar. A young boy (centre) perches on an drum barrel beside them. Further along the gunwale, another pair of sailors hold onto a second oar. At the far right a man in a waistcoat sits on the gunwale. 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 14 - April 1, 1948

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