Extraordinary pair of antique lithographs depicting a Jewish man and woman from Algiers in traditional 18th Century costumes. The lady, described as a 'married woman,' is shown wearing a conical metal headdress known as Sarma. It is held in place by a black scarf, the color used by Jewish women. Inscriptions read as follows:
Woman: GALERIE ROYAL DE COSTUMES Costumes Algerien 20 Juive d'Algerie (Femme marie) BENJAMIN ROUBAUD DEL & LITH IMP D'AUBERT & CIE
Man: Juive d'Algerie BENJAMIN ROUBAUD DEL & LITH IMP D'AUBERT & CIE
Condition: Uneven toning to mats; toning, cropping, foxing, fold marks, small tears and scratches to lithographs as shown. Shipped fully insured with tracking number.
Measurements: Mat: 22" by 16"; Image: 13 3/8" by 9 1/4" (34 cm by 23.5 cm) approximately.