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View of Sheikh Zayed bin ...

View of Sheikh Zayed bin ...
3 0 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm


View of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan's hunting party in Al Khatam sands near Al Ain. In the foreground four large bushes grow in soft sand. At the far left a peregrine falcon perches on a carved wooden wakir (block). Behind it a man adjusts the saddle on a camel. To his right another man holds a falcon while behind him a camel stands. At the centre a man sits in the sand beside a bush. On the right a few men walk through camp, while a man on the far right leads a saddled camel by its head rope past piles of gear in the sand. In the central distance a few more men move about the camp near some far bushes. 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
Cultural Group
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
December 20, 1948 - January 27, 1949

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