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View of Sheikh Zayed bin ...

View of Sheikh Zayed bin ...
3 0 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 20cm


View of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan's hunting party in Al Khatam sands near Al Ain. In the central foreground six members of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan's hunting party sit in a circle around a fire. Next to them on the right pots, pans, and platters sit in the sand next to a number of bushes covered in large blankets. At the far right a saluki lies in front of a near bush. Behind them a second group of men rest by a fire beside another group of bushes draped in blankets. Some of the men stand, and one walks toward the near group. In the distance beyond, rolling sands dotted with tall thin bushes rise into dunes at the horizon. 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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