Odalisque, Hand Carved Marble Bust of a Young Woman, 19th Century

Odalisque is a beautiful hand carved marble sculpture of a young woman with a feather fan. The title is carved on the front of her base. An odalisque was a virgin female slave in an Ottoman harem. During the 19th century, odalisques became common fantasy figures in the artistic movement known as Orientalism, being featured in many erotic works of art from that era. One of common accessories that these ladies have is a fan of feathers.

The sculpture is 15 inches tall and 10 inches at the widest. The base is 3 x 4 inches. The corner of the base is chipped near the title and the tip of her nose is chipped. There are a few other very minor imperfections that can be seen in the images. These do not detract from her beauty. The spray of flowers across her bust was painted green. I do not know if this was the original intent of the artist or was done at a later time.

Item ID: 232

$685 USD

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