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View of Sheikh Zayed bin ...

View of Sheikh Zayed bin ...
4 0 c m
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm


View of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan's hunting party riding camels in Al Khatam sands near Al Ain. Four men and a boy pause on their camels in a patch of sand dotted with tall clumps of qassis (sedge) and other vegetation. On the left a Bedouin falconer carries a falcon on his arm, while below his camel grazes on some vegetation. Behind him three more men pause on their camels. At the back right a young boy sits on a small camel that is also grazing. In the far background a ridge of low dunes borders the flat 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
Film Negative 35mm
United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Ain Region; Al Khatam
Cultural Group
Arab; Bedouin
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
December 20, 1948 - January 27, 1949

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