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Half length portrait of an ...

Half length portrait of an ...
4 0 c m
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm


Half length portrait of an Arab man, one of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan's falconers, carrying a falcon in the sands surrounding Al Ain. The man wears a patterned ghutra (headscarf) and a plain thobe (shirt), and stands holding the falcon on a mangalah (cuff) on his near hand. The falcon wears a burqa (hood), and is turned towards the falconer. In the background a large, spindly tree grows.

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Image Details

Accession Number
Film Negative 35mm
United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Ain Region; Al Ain City
Cultural Group
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
December 1, 1949 - January 12, 1950

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