Turkish showman with dancing bear

Dancing bear. Traditional Turkey showman clothing. Ottoman empire costume. Amedeo Preziosi drawing

Turkish showman with dancing bear

Turkish showman with dancing bear plays the Duff. Oriental Hand drum, the Tambourine.

From the book: Stamboul, Recollections of Eastern Life by Amedeo Preziosi. Published by Lemercier Paris 1861.

Related gallery: The Costume of Turkey by Octavian Dalvimart. Printed by Howlett and Brimmer. Published in London, 1804.

Note:  A Domestic. Servant to the Grand Vizier. Ottoman Empire.
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