FOUNDATION EGYPTIAN MARE. Al Khamsa:
A Dahmeh Shahwanieh bred by Rais Issa Ibn Khalifah of Bahrain and imported in 1903 to Egypt as a gift for Khedive Abbas Hilmi II. Purchased in 1907 by Lady Anne Blunt for Sheykh Obeyd Stud, Egypt. Sold in 1912 from her estate to the Egyptian Prince Ismail Hasan a cousin of Khedive Abbas Hilmi II.
The above information (except for the color) is from the RAS History, p102, which is consistent with the Sheykh Obeyd herd book as published by Pearson [1988, p144], which adds the color. (See photo p152)