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Portrait of four of Wilfred ...

Portrait of four of Wilfred ...
4 0 c m
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm


Portrait of four of Wilfred Thesiger's sailing companions sitting on the deck of a sailboat (dhow) in the Abu Dhabi islands. In the foreground, Sheikh Hazaa bin Sultan Al Nahyan, wearing a thick black 'agal (head rope) over his ghutra (headscarf) sits holding a young boy in his lap. The boy wears a number of amulets around his neck and has a patterned ghutra over his head. Two men rest behind them, one sitting on the deck and the other sitting on the ship's rail. In the background a sail rests against the the boat's overhead frame. This image was taken during Wilfred Thesiger's week and a half long sailing trip around the Abu Dhabi Islands with Sheikh Hazaa bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Sheikh Khalid bin Sultan Al Nahyan and their retainers in March 1948.

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; Abu Dhabi Region; Abu Dhabi Islands
Cultural Group
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
March 17 - April 1, 1948

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