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View of sailors on a ...

View of sailors on a ...
3 0 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 20cm


View of sailors on a dhow (sailboat) travelling through the Persian Gulf from Dubai to Bahrain Island. In the foreground a large folded sail rests on the deck of a dhow behind a rope pulley. Ali, a twelve-year-old Iranian sailor, sits on a lifeboat on the left side of the deck. A few men stand around nearby. On the right side of the deck two men sit in the shade cast by a sail. In the far distance a jagged rocky outcrop of land rises above the water. 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
Arab; Iranian
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
May 18-28, 1948

© Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford

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