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Standing full length portrait of ...

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


Standing full length portrait of an Arab man, one of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan's falconers, holding a peregrine falcon in the Al Khatam sands near Al Ain. A falconer in a light coloured thobe (long shirt) topped with a cartridge belt holds a peregrine falcon on a mangalah (cuff) on one arm. The falcon wears a hood decorated with a few long strips of leather. A camel stands to the right of the falconer, in front of a tree (only the head and neck of the camel are inside the frame). In the far distance beyond small shrubs and bushes grow on a flat expanse of rocky sand. The sky above is dotted with clouds.

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 Khatam
Cultural Group
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
December 20, 1948 - January 27, 1949

© Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford

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