Seated portrait of an Arab ...

 
Seated portrait of an Arab ...
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

Description

Seated portrait of an Arab falconer, a member of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan's hunting party, holding a peregrine falcon in Al Khatam sands near Jebel Hafeet (Jabal Hafit). A man kneels in sand dotted with small shoots of vegetation with a peregrine falcon perched on his mangalah (cuff). He wears a patterned ghutra (headscarf) with frayed edges tied tightly around his head and a thobe (long shirt) cinched with a cartridge belt. He holds the cuff near his waist. The falcon is perched on the mangalah looking over its shoulder towards the camera. In the background small tufts of sedge grow across a vast expanse of flat sand bordered by a far dune. 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
 
2004.130.22134.1
Format
 
Film Negative 35mm
Country
 
United Arab Emirates
Region
 
Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Ain Region; Al Khatam - Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Ain Region; Jebel Hafeet [Jabal Hafit]
Cultural Group
 
Arab
Photographer
 
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
Date
 
December 20, 1948 - January 27, 1949

© Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford

buy a print

Select print type
 
Select size
 
How many prints?
 
£20.00
 

buy a framed print

buy a canvas

buy a framed canvas