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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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Metal anklets and bracelets in Vernet's "Slave Market"

Metal anklets and bracelets in Vernet's "Slave Market"

Details of Horace Vernet's "Slave Market" (1836), showing solid metal anklets and bracelets which bear a striking similarity to those sold by Eternity Collars. In particular, it appears that the pale-skinned Circassian slave on the left has a metal ring fastened round each of her wrists and ankles. I've written more about the symbolism of anklets for odalisques, wives, and slaves in a blog post.

Last modified 3 Dec 13, 8:37 AM by Tanos