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View of member of Sheikh ...

View of member of Sheikh ...
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Description

View of member of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan's hunting party in Al Khatam sands near Jebel Hafeet (Jabal Hafit). In the central foreground a few clumps of qassis (sedge) grow in the sand. In the background on the left a man rides a camel towards a low ghada (Haloxylon persicum Bunge) tree growing on a mound of sand in the central distance. In the far background a vast expanse of rolling sands dotted with vegetation lead into the far distance, where the mountain Jebel Hafeet (Jabal Hafit) rises above 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
 
2004.130.22129.1
Format
 
Film Negative 35mm
Country
 
United Arab Emirates
Region
 
Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Ain Region; Al Khatam - Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Ain Region; Jebel Hafeet [Jabal Hafit]
Cultural Group
 
Arab
Photographer
 
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
Date
 
December 20, 1948 - January 27, 1949

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