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Portrait of six trained falcons ...

Portrait of six trained falcons ...
3 0 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm


Portrait of six trained falcons and two salukis belonging to Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan's hunting party resting in the sands surrounding Al Ain. In the centre foreground a saker (hurr) falcon perches on a wakir (block). Behind her five peregrine (shahin) falcons, four of which are wearing hoods, perch on their blocks. Further behind them two saluki hunting dogs rest in the sand beside clumps of vegetation.

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 Ain City
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
December 1, 1949 - January 12, 1950

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