Photo, Print, Drawing A Falconer with His Falcon near Al-Ain.

About this Item

Title

  • A Falconer with His Falcon near Al-Ain.

Summary

  • This 1965 photograph shows a huntsman with his falcon near Al-Ain, a desert oasis located approximately 160 kilometers east of the city of Abu Dhabi in the emirate of Abu Dhabi. Falconry is both a sport and a means of hunting for food that developed over centuries in the Arab world and in other countries. Known as the "sport of shaykhs," falconry was inscribed on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2010. The photograph is from the Colonel Edward "Tug" Bearby Wilson Collection in the National Library, Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage, and was taken by Wilson. Colonel Tug Wilson (1921--2009) was a British army officer who, in the 1960s, was seconded to the government of Abu Dhabi to help build the national defense force. He was a personal friend of the ruler of Abu Dhabi, Shaykh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan (1918--2004), with whom he shared interests in falconry and horseback riding.

Contributor Names

  • Wilson, Edward B., Colonel, 1921-2009 Photographer.

Created / Published

  • [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 1965.

Subject Headings

  • -  United Arab Emirates--Abu Dhabi Emirate
  • -  1965
  • -  Falconry
  • -  Falcons
  • -  Hunters

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  Original resource at: Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.

Medium

  • 1 online resource.

Source Collection

  • Colonel Edward "Tug" Bearby Wilson Collection

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021669974

Online Format

  • compressed data
  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Wilson, Edward B., Colonel, Photographer. A Falconer with His Falcon near Al-Ain. United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi Emirate, 1965. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021669974/.

APA citation style:

Wilson, E. B. (1965) A Falconer with His Falcon near Al-Ain. United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi Emirate, 1965. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021669974/.

MLA citation style:

Wilson, Edward B., Colonel, Photographer. A Falconer with His Falcon near Al-Ain. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021669974/>.