OLD MASTER PAINTINGS, ORIENTALIST ART

Harem Reverie

Harem Reverie

Artist: Vincent G Stiepevich (Russian/American, 1841-1910)

Title: Harem Reverie

Medium:Oil on Canvas

The Arabic word Harem derives its original spelling and meaning from the Egyptian word harim, meaning ‘women’. In Egypt, A harem was simply the place where women lived. Any middle class home would have a harem, or women's room, where unmarried female relatives and servants would sleep.


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