Coronavirus (COVID-19) While museums are closed, the Pitt Rivers Museum prints site is fully operational and we have added an FAQ page here.

Seated portrait of Wilfred Thesiger ...

Seated portrait of Wilfred Thesiger ...
3 0 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm


Seated portrait of Wilfred Thesiger with a falcon in Al Khatam sands near Al Ain. Wilfred Thesiger sits on a cloth in the left foreground, beside a hooded peregrine falcon perched on a mangalah (cuff). Wilfred Thesiger wears a cartridge belt with leather suspenders over his thobe (long shirt) and a patterned ghutra (headscarf). He also holds a camel stick in one hand. In the background small shoots of vegetation grow out of the sand, while in the far left distance a tree grows at the side of a sand dune. This image was taken between December 20, 1948, and January 27, 1949, during which time Wilfred Thesiger stayed with Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan in Al Ain and joined him on a number of hunting excursions.

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
European English
December 20, 1948 - January 27, 1949

© Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford

buy a print

Select print type
Select size
How many prints?

buy a framed print

buy a canvas

buy a framed canvas