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Volume 17



Costume design for the ballet "L'oiseau de feu" (Firebird): Firebird (danced by Tamara Karsavina)

Leon Bakst (Russia, 1866-1924)

 Watercolor, gouache and gold on paper, 1913, 68.5 x 49 cm. "L'oiseau de feu", 1910, Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris. Music by Igor Stravinsky.



The death of the bayadère Nikiya in the ballet by Marius Petipa

Print, 1877.



The sword dance, by the Bedouins (La danse du sabre, par les Bédouines)

C. Angerer

 Print, lithograph, color, 1901, 21 x 31 cm. Athens, Alkis Raftis Collection.



The sabre dance

Ansen Hofman

 Painting, 1920 approx., 122 x 88.5 cm



In the harem

Pavle "Paja" Jovanović (Serbia, 1859–1957)

 Painting, oil on canvas, 1895 approx., 76.2 x 61 cm. Private collection.



 Sword dancer (Scwerttänzerin)

Pavle "Paja" Jovanović (Serbia, 1859–1957)

Print, 1897, 22 x 31.4 cm. Athens, Alkis Raftis Collection.



Spanish dancer

Painting, oil on canvas, 1880     approx., 85.7 x 50.2 cm



A Manola dancing

Eduardo Soria (Spain, 1890-1945)

Painting, oil on canvas, 1895 approx., 79 x 59 cm



After the dance (Après la danse)

Mariano Baquero (Spain, 1838-1890)

Watercolor, 1885 approx., 67.3 x 100.3 cm. Private collection.




Agapit Stevens (Belgium, 1849-1917)

Painting, oil on canvas, 1895 approx., 110.5 x 71.1 cm



Entertainment in the harem (Divertissement au harem)

José de Cala y Moya (Spain, 1850-1891)

Painting, oil on wood, 1879, 37 x 56 cm



Easter Monday in Oran - Entertainment of the Spanish colony (Le lundi de Pâques à Oran - Divertissements de la colonie espagnole)

G. Vuillier (drawing); Vierge (drawing)

Print, wood, 1873, 22.1 x 32.2 cm. Athens, Alkis Raftis Collection.



Juggler in a harem (Jongleuse dans un harem)

Filippo Baratti (Italy, 1849-1936)

Painting, oil on canvas, 1889, 96 x 137 cm. Private collection. Signed and dated "London 1889".



The Sudanese in the Egyptian café (Les Soudanais au café égyptien)

Print, wood, 1889, 15.3 x 21.4 cm. Athens, Alkis Raftis Collection.



A gentle sylph-like creature, of maybe seventeen summers, she stood exposed to the gaze of a throng of café idlers

G. Montbard (drawing)

Print, wood, 1897, 17.8 x 23.4 cm. Athens, Alkis Raftis Collection.      From the article "The dancer of Koom Ombo" by John Foster Fraser. A scene in Sudan.



The stick dance of the Sudanese negroes - Timbouktou (La danse des bâtons des nègres de Soudan - Tombouktou)

Jacques Ernest Desroches Valnay

Print, wood, 1867, 16.5 x 22.5 cm. Athens, Alkis Raftis Collection. A scene from the Universal Exhibition in Paris, 1867. The International Theater.



Belly dance (Belly dance)

Paul Klee (Switzerland, 1879-1940)

Drawing, feather, 1930, 23.7 x 19.5 cm



Dance of the veils

Otto Pilny (Switzerland, 1866-1936)

Painting, oil on canvas, 1916, 130 x 160 cm



The dance of Salome

Adolf Behrmann (Poland, 1876-1943)

Painting, oil on canvas, 1895     approx., 99 x 118.5 cm



Surian dancer (Danseuse syrienne)

Statuette, ivory and gilt bronze, 1900 approx., 34 cm height. Private collection.



Syrian peasant women (Paysannes syriennes)

Print, woodcut, 1860. From The Illustrated London News.



Christmas eve in Damascus

Lionel James (sketch); W. T. Maud (drawing)

Print, 1899, 30.5 x 22.2 cm. Athens, Alkis Raftis Collection.



Soirée at Aleppo, Syria

Print, wood, 1862, 23.7 x 34 cm. Athens, Alkis Raftis Collection.



Tunisian dancer (Danseuse tunisienne)

Monika Kaiblinger (Germany, 1954-)

Painting, oil, 1986. Private collection.



Almehs Oriental dancers (Almées)

Print, wood, 1845, 9 x 7.5 cm. A scene in Tunisia, from L'Illustration, 0127. Paris, 02/08/1845.



Ouled Naïl from Biskra, Tunisia

Alexandre Roubtzoff (Russia, 1884-1949)

Painting, oil on canvas mounted on carton, 1916, 80 x 60 cm. Private collection. Signed, dated Biskra 1916, and annotated in Arabic. The model's name was Khheïra-ben-Zézia.



M'Saouda and Aïda or "The kerchief dance" (M'Saouda and Aïda, ou "La danse des mouchoirs")

Alexandre Roubtzoff (Russia, 1884-1949)

Painting, oil on canvas, 1934, 90 x 95 cm. Private collection. Signed, dated Tunis 1934, and annotated in Arabic. A scene in Tunisia.




In the harem (Dans le harem)

Edouard Frédéric Richter (France, 1844-1913)

Painting, oil on panel, 1895 approx., 88.9 x 127.6 cm. Signed and inscribed "Tunis".



Tchinguise or Turkish dancer (Tchinguise ou danseuse turque)

Print, aquatint, color, 1850 approx., 28 x 19 cm.



Young Turks imitating the women's dance (Jeunes turcs imitant la danse des femmes)

Manuscript illumination, miniature, color, 1800 approx. Istanbul, Topkapi Palace Museum.









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