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Dance of the Almahs

Narcisse-Virgile Diaz de la Peña, French, 1808 - 1876

Geography:
Made in France, Europe

Date:
1864

Medium:
Oil on canvas

Dimensions:
17 1/2 x 25 11/16 inches (44.4 x 65.2 cm) Framed: 33 x 41 x 4 1/2 inches (83.8 x 104.1 x 11.4 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Painting

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
Cat. 978

Credit Line:
John G. Johnson Collection, 1917

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Almahs were Egyptian women famed for their suggestive dances. Although Diaz never visited North Africa, he could easily have learned about such women from contemporary travel books or paintings.