The Almeh. Painted by Charles Bargue (1825-1883).

Almeh, Egypt, belly dancer, Charles Bargue,
The Almee. Painted by Charles Bargue

Almeh Egypt belly dancer. Painted by Charles Bargue (1825-1883) .

French Almée synonymous with belly dancer. Was the name of a class of courtesans or female entertainers in Arab Egypt.

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Note:  The Church of the Purification at Jerusalem. The Holy Land 1839.

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