The Gate of the Harem


Artist: Jean Lecomte Du Nouÿ
Title: The Gate of the Harem, Souvenir of Cairo, 1876
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Size: 73.6 x 130 cm

This scene depicts well armed men as they are about to wake up with the morning sun rising in the distance. I find it amusing how the artist has depicted so many armed men guarding the steps to the locked harem gate. Was a storming of the harem planned? Either way, it is a beautiful piece of art regardless.

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