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Seated portrait of one of ...

Seated portrait of one of ...
4 0 c m
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm


Seated portrait of one of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan's falconers holding a falcon at Al Muwaiji Fort. A young man wearing a light-coloured thobe (long shirt) topped with a khanjar (dagger) on a belt and a plain ghutra (headscarf) kneels on the ground in front of an entrance to Al Muwaiji Fort. He holds a camel stick in one hand and a falcon in the other. The falcon perches on a mangalah (cuff) on the falconer's arm. The falconer also has a wikar (block) for the falcon tucked under his arm. At the time this photograph was taken, Al Muwaiji fort was the home base for Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, then the Ruler's Representative in Al Ain.

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Image Details

Accession Number
Film Negative 35mm
United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Ain Region; Al Ain City; Al Muwaiji [Al Muwaij'i]; Al Muwaiji Fort [Qasr al Muwaij'i]
Cultural Group
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
November 1-14, 1948

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