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Portrait of Sheikh Hazaa bin ...

Portrait of Sheikh Hazaa bin ...
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actual image size: 32cm x 21cm


Portrait of Sheikh Hazaa bin Sultan Al Nahyan on a dhow (sailboat) in the Abu Dhabi islands. Sheikh Hazaa bin Sultan Al Nahyan stands on a sailboat, holding on to the boat's awning frame. He is wearing a white headscarf topped with a thick dark 'agal (head rope), a waistcoat over his thobe (ankle-length shirt) and has a silver embossed dagger (khanjar) at his waist. 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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