Coronavirus (COVID-19) While museums are closed, the Pitt Rivers Museum prints site is fully operational and we have added an FAQ page here.

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, with a falcon and a camel at a well in Al Khatam sands near Al Ain. An Arab falconer in a dark thobe (long shirt) and patterned ghutra (headscarf) stands holding a peregrine falcon. The hooded peregrine falcon perches on a mangalah (cuff) he holds in his hand. In his other hand he holds the head rope of a saddled camel which stands beside him on the right. Behind him, on the left, a hooded falcon rests on a mangalah at the edge of the trough, while further behind two camels and a second member of the party wait. 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

© Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford

buy a print

Select print type
Select size
How many prints?

buy a framed print

buy a canvas

buy a framed canvas