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View of a retainer in ...

View of a retainer in ...
3 0 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm


View of a retainer in Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan's hunting party standing with camels in Al Khatam sands near Al Ain. An Arab man wearing a thobe (long shirt) and ghutra (headscarf) stand in the central foreground in front of three saddled camels, one of which is couched in the sand. The man carries a plait of [straw? hair?] in one hand. In the right background a fourth camel is couched in the sand, and in the distance beyond scattered vegetation grows across a vast plain of flat sand bordered at the horizon with a line of sand dunes. 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
Film Negative 35mm
United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Ain Region; Al Khatam
Cultural Group
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
December 20, 1948 - January 27, 1949

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