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Portrait of a saker (hurr) ...

Portrait of a saker (hurr) ...
4 0 c m
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm


Portrait of a saker (hurr) falcon belonging to Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan's hunting party in the sands surrounding Al Ain. A saker falcon perches on a mangalah (cuff) on on a falconer's arm (only the man's arm and knee are inside the frame). The mangalah is made of cloth and edged with leather. A sand dune fills the background.

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 Ain City
Cultural Group
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
December 1, 1949 - January 12, 1950

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