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Seated half length portrait of ...

 
Seated half length portrait of ...
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

Description

Seated half length portrait of an Arab falconer, a member of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan's hunting party, holding a peregrine falcon in Al Khatam sands near Al Ain. A young Arab man wearing a plain ghutra (headscarf) and a thobe (long shirt) kneels in sand with his knees turned towards the left and his upper body facing forward. He holds a peregrine falcon perched on a mangalah (cuff) out in front of him. The falcon stands in profile on the mangalah, facing towards the left. In the background small tufts of vegetation grow across a large expanse of flat sand bordered by a stand of trees in the far distance. 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
 
2004.130.22203.1
Format
 
Film Negative 35mm
Country
 
United Arab Emirates
Region
 
Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Ain Region; Al Khatam
Cultural Group
 
Arab
Photographer
 
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
Date
 
December 20, 1948 - January 27, 1949

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