Harem girl in Cairo 1848, by Prisse d’Avennes. The Oriental Album.

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Egyptian Woman in a Harem in Cairo

Harem girl in Cairo 1848.

Source: The Oriental Album. Characters, Costumes, And Modes Of Life, In The Valley Of The Nile. Published 1848. Drawings by Prisse d’Avennes 1807-1879. Lithographs by various artists. Printed by Lemercier in Paris, James Madden in London, and Madden & Malcolm in London.

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Note:  View of the Valley of Jehoshaphat, by Ermete Pierotti.

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