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Standing full length portrait of ...

Standing full length portrait of ...
4 0 c m
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm


Standing full length portrait of a middle-aged Arab man, one of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan's falconers, holding a falcon in the sands near Al Ain. A falconer in a light coloured thobe (long shirt) topped with a khanjar (dagger) on a leather belt holds a peregrine falcon on a mangalah (cuff) on his arm. The falcon wears a leather burqa (hood) decorated with a strip of leather. Behind him, on the left, a desiccated tree grows in the sand.

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Image Details

Accession Number
Film Negative 35mm
United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Ain Region; Al Ain City
Cultural Group
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
December 1, 1949 - January 12, 1950

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