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View of Wilfred Thesiger's sailing ...

View of Wilfred Thesiger's sailing ...
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Description

View of Wilfred Thesiger's sailing companions aboard a dhow (sailboat) in the Abu Dhabi islands. In the foreground at the far right a man sits on deck. Behind him a man climbs up from below deck. At the centre a group of men sit to one side of the boat's mast. The man sitting next to a large barrel holds a small porcelain cup. The man across from him holds a tea or coffee pot in his left hand, and further along a number of men sit along the ship's rail. In the background another group of men sits in the bow. This image was taken during Wilfred Thesiger's week and a half long sailing trip around the Abu Dhabi Islands with Sheikh Hazaa bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Sheikh Khalid bin Sultan Al Nahyan and their retainers in March 1948.

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
 
2004.130.17925.1
Format
 
Film Negative 35mm
Country
 
United Arab Emirates
Region
 
Abu Dhabi Emirate; Abu Dhabi Region; Abu Dhabi Islands
Cultural Group
 
Arab
Photographer
 
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
Date
 
March 17 - April 1, 1948

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