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Standing full length portrait of ...

Standing full length portrait of ...
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actual image size: 32cm x 21cm


Standing full length portrait of an Arab falconer, a member of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan's hunting party, holding a peregrine falcon in the Al Khatam sands near Al Ain. In the foreground falconer wearing a light coloured thobe (long shirt) topped with a cartridge belt stands in front of a camel couched in a patch of bare sand. The man holds a large peregrine falcon on a mangalah (cuff) on his hand. The falcon, blinded with a leather hood, perches on the mangalah near to the falconer, its head facing looking down. In the distance behind him tufts of qassis (sedge) and other vegetation grow on a flat expanse of sand sitting below a sky dotted with scattered clouds.

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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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