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The Female Slave Market in Constantinople (1 Mar)
From the slave market to the sultan's bedchamber (17 Feb)
Buying a new slave for your harem (4 Feb)
Odalisquian books list now on Odalisques.com (29 Jan)
Edward Lane's descriptions and drawings of female clothing (27 Jan)
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"The Arab Scribe" by J.F. Lewis, 1852
"The Bath" by J.L. Gerome, in the Legion of Honor, San Francisco
"Odalisque" by Max Nonnenbruch
"By order of the sultan" by Antonio Fabres
"Idle Moments" by Frederick Arthur Bridgman, 1875
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Woman of Algiers, c1870, by Jean Geiser

Woman of Algiers, c1870, by Jean Geiser

Dressed as a middle or upper class wife, this woman wears prominent heavy anklets which acknowledge her marriage, as discussed in my Brass anklets for slave and wives blog post.

Last modified 27 Apr 13, 3:40 PM by Tanos