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Portrait of a thoroughbred Omani ...

Portrait of a thoroughbred Omani ...
4 0 c m
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm


Portrait of a thoroughbred Omani camel in the Al Khatam sands near Al Ain. A saddled thoroughbred Omani camel belonging to Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan is couched in the sand facing forward. Its mouth is slightly open and the tuft of hair on its neck is blown to the left by the wind. In the distance beyond small tufts of vegetation grow scattered across the sand behind it. 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
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
December 20, 1948 - January 27, 1949

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