Seated portrait of one of ...

 
Seated portrait of one of ...
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

Description

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.

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
 
2004.130.17954.1
Format
 
Film Negative 35mm
Country
 
United Arab Emirates
Region
 
Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Ain Region; Al Ain City; Al Muwaiji [Al Muwaij'i]; Al Muwaiji Fort [Qasr al Muwaij'i]
Cultural Group
 
Arab
Photographer
 
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
Date
 
November 1-14, 1948

© Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford

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