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Portrait of sailors rowing a ...

Portrait of sailors rowing a ...
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 22cm

Description

Portrait of sailors rowing a dhow (sailboat) on which Wilfred Thesiger sailed with Sheikh Hazaa bin Sultan Al Nahyan and his retainers. A number of men sit on the gunwale of a sailboat, holding oars. On the left two sailors pull on a large wooden oar, holding it out over the water. A drum barrel rests against the side of the boat in front of them. In the nearer foreground a second pair of sailors holds another wooden oar. In the far right background, a dhow rows through tranquil water. 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
 
2004.130.17635.1
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 14 - April 1, 1948

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