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Seated portrait of Wilfred Thesiger ...

Seated portrait of Wilfred Thesiger ...
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Description

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
 
2004.130.22281.1
Format
 
Film Negative 35mm
Country
 
United Arab Emirates
Region
 
Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Ain Region; Al Khatam
Cultural Group
 
European English
Photographer
 
Unknown
Date
 
December 20, 1948 - January 27, 1949

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