|"The Arab Scribe" by J.F. Lewis, 1852|
|"The Bath" by J.L. Gerome, in the Legion of Honor, San Francisco|
|"Odalisque" by Max Nonnenbruch|
|"By order of the sultan" by Antonio Fabres|
|"Idle Moments" by Frederick Arthur Bridgman, 1875|
The Swiss artist Otto Pilny traveled to Egypt twice as a young man and spent some of his time with Bedouin in the desert. He painted more than a dozen variations on the theme of slaves being sold in desert encampments, including this scene from 1913. Two Bedouin are haggling about the worth of two slave girls and a necklace. Both slaves are bound: one with bowed head and a leather thong around her arms and body; the other with half a yard of leather between her wrists.
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