The Harem Guard

The Harem Guard


Artist: Rudolf Weisse
Title: The Harem Guard
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Harem guards were a popular theme in Orientalist paintings.Harem in Arabic means 'forbidden' or 'sacred'. Thus a Harem was a place forbidden to men. Most harem guards were black Africans, who were brought to the harems at a young age, trained and educated according to the customs and traditions of the owner they were to serve.

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