Seated portrait of one of ...

 
Seated portrait of one of ...
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

Description

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.

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
 
2004.130.22106.1
Format
 
Film Negative 35mm
Country
 
United Arab Emirates
Region
 
Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Ain Region; Al Khatam
Cultural Group
 
Arab
Photographer
 
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
Date
 
December 20, 1948 - January 27, 1949

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