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Seated portrait of one of ...

Seated portrait of one of ...
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actual image size: 21cm x 32cm


Seated portrait of one of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan's falconers sitting with a peregrine falcon in the Al Khatam sands near Al Ain. On the left a peregrine falcon perches on a carved wooden wakir (block) staked in the sand. Behind the falcon a young Arab man with a moustache, one of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan's falconers, sits in the sand holding onto the wakir with one hand. He wears a patterned ghutra (headscarf) draped over his head and shoulders, and a thobe (long shirt) topped with a cartridge belt and khanjar (dagger). In the far background trees grow atop a slope of sand.

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Image Details

Accession Number
Film Negative 35mm
United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Ain Region; Al Khatam
Cultural Group
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
December 20, 1948 - January 27, 1949

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