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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)
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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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"Selling slaves" by Otto Pilny

"Selling slaves" by Otto Pilny

The Swiss artist Otto Pilny traveled to Egypt twice as a young man and spent some of his time with Bedouin in the desert. He painted more than a dozen variations on the theme of slaves being sold in desert encampments. In this painting, two Bedouin are laughing at the pleas from one of five despairing slave girls. The others sit in various states of dejection at their fate, and the two in the foreground also have their wrists bound with leather thongs.

Last modified 15 Jun 13, 10:22 AM by Tanos