Coronavirus (COVID-19) While museums are closed, the Pitt Rivers Museum prints site is fully operational and we have added an FAQ page here.

View of sailors changing the ...

View of sailors changing the ...
3 0 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm


View of sailors changing the sail on a dhow (sailboat) travelling through the Persian Gulf from Dubai to Bahrain Island. A number of sailors perch on a wooden yard, untying a sail from the yard. At the centre one man stands on the roof of the cockpit. Below him, another man stands in front of the cockpit, looking over at the sail, which hangs down from the yard, filling the right foreground. This image was taken during Wilfred Thesiger's May 18-28, 1948 journey by dhow from Dubai to Bahrain Island.

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
Persian Gulf; Dubai Emirate - Persian Gulf; Bahrain Island
Cultural Group
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
May 18-28, 1948

© Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford

buy a print

Select print type
Select size
How many prints?

buy a framed print

buy a canvas

buy a framed canvas