A Janissary and a Merchant in Cairo. The Oriental Album.

Prisse d'Avennes, Oriental, Cairo, costumes, Janissary, Merchant,
A Janissary and a Merchant in Cairo

A Janissary and a Merchant in Cairo.

Source: The Oriental Album. Characters, costumes, and modes of life, in the valley of the Nile by James Augustus St. John (1801-1875). Painting by Emile Prisse d’Avennes. Dedicated to the artist’s friend, the botanist George Lloyd. Engraved by Eugene Le Roux (1807-63). Published by James Madden, London 1851.

Illustration, damasks, ornament
Note:  Bedouin musician. Nubian slave. Egyptian traditional street clothes.

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