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Old 1st April 2020, 10:53 PM   #1
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I wonder if anyone can ID where in the world this picture is depicting ( late 19th C ) .
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Old 2nd April 2020, 03:36 AM   #2
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Smile Genre Work?

Egyptian Sword..

Looks like classic orientalist work with heavily applied artistic license.
So probably the location was the artist's studio and imagination rather than some place tangible.

From Wikipedia:
" Art historians tend to identify two broad types of Orientalist artist: the realists who carefully painted what they observed and those who imagined Orientalist scenes without ever leaving the studio."

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Old 2nd April 2020, 06:59 AM   #3
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Seems likely this is by Bruno Piglhein Here
That does not help with the subject matter but looks like he was fond of painting ladies in various stages of undress
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Yup, it was him, he did a few with the same lady, it's 'The Egyptian Sword Dancer'. 1891.

Nice pair of Yataghans...

Looks better in colour.

I was entertained by an Egyptian Sword Dancer in a bedu tent near Giza during a meal once. Bit more clothing tho. The wife and my son were with me.
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Yup, it was him, he did a few with the same lady, it's 'The Egyptian Sword Dancer'. 1891.

Nice pair of Yataghans...

Looks better in colour.

I was entertained by an Egyptian Sword Dancer in a bedu tent near Giza during a meal once. Bit more clothing tho. The wife and my son were with me.

You are right....a VERY nice pair of Yataghans
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Old 2nd April 2020, 09:23 AM   #6
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You are right....a VERY nice pair of Yataghans

...and the two yat swords too!
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Thank you all for this useful information , much obliged .
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Ägyptische Schwerttänzerin = Egyptian sword dancer.
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Another version of the same subject.


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