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Portrait of sailors rowing a ...

Portrait of sailors rowing a ...
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actual image size: 32cm x 22cm


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
Film Negative 35mm
United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi Emirate; Abu Dhabi Region; Abu Dhabi Islands
Cultural Group
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
March 14 - April 1, 1948

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