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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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"Nautch girls emerging from the Taj Mahal" by Edwin Lord Weeks

"Nautch girls emerging from the Taj Mahal" by Edwin Lord Weeks

Edwin Lord Weeks (1849-1903) painting of Indian dancers leaving the raised platform of the Taj Mahal, which has a mosque as well as the mausoleum housing the tomb of Mumtaz Mahal, in whose memory the complex was built by Shah Jahan who died and was buried alongside her 20 years later.

Last modified 24 Dec 13, 2:06 PM by Tanos