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Portrait of an Arab falconer ...

Portrait of an Arab falconer ...
3 0 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm


Portrait of an Arab falconer, a member of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan's hunting party, riding a camel with a peregrine falcon in the Al Khatam sands near Al Ain. A falconer wearing a thobe (long shirt) and a ghutra (headscarf) toped with a dark 'agal (head rope) sits astride a tall camel. He holds a peregrine falcon on a mangalah (cuff) on his left arm, and a camel stick. The camel on which he sits stands in profile facing towards the right, its head looking up into the sky. The sand beneath the camel is entirely bare of any vegetation. 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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