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The ghawázees, or dancing girls of Cairo

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Title
The ghawázees, or dancing girls of Cairo
Additional title: Dancing girls at Cairo
Names
Haghe, Louis, 1806-1885 (Lithographer)
Roberts, David, 1796-1864 (Artist)
Collection

Prints depicting dance

Subjects

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1840-09-01
Place: London
Publisher: F. G. Moon
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFH Hag L Gha 1
Topics
Dance -- Egypt -- 19th century
Belly dance
Egypt -- History
Musicians
Genres
Prints
Notes
Statement of responsibility: David Roberts R.A. ; L. Haghe, lith.
Publications: Plate from the book: Egypt & Nubia, from drawings made on the spot by David Roberts; with historical descriptions by William Brockedon; lithographed by Louis Haghe (published 1846-1849).
Content: Title on stone, lower left: Dancing girls at Cairo.
Acquisition: lot #105.
Acquisition: Purchase at auction; Mme. Gilberte Cournand; 1998/02/26;
Physical Description
Lithographs
Extent: 1 print : lithograph, b&w ; image 25 x 35 cm., on sheet 31 x 43 cm.
Some text in English on verso of print.
Description
Image depicts 2 women who dance facing each other, arms raised, playing finger cymbals. They wear wide pantaloons belted with striped fabric and low cut tops with long, hanging sleeves; their hair falls in long braids from under small turbans. Seated on the floor are 3 accompanists: 2 play stringed instruments with bows; the other strikes a tambourine.
Type of Resource
Still image
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 228069205
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b16843851
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 0dd0f490-2989-0133-6afd-58d385a7bbd0
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1806: Creator Born
  • 1840: Issued
  • 1885: Creator Died
  • 2019: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The ghawázees, or dancing girls of Cairo" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1840-09-01. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/d60b62e0-2989-0133-451d-58d385a7bbd0

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The ghawázees, or dancing girls of Cairo" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 21, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/d60b62e0-2989-0133-451d-58d385a7bbd0

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1840-09-01). The ghawázees, or dancing girls of Cairo Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/d60b62e0-2989-0133-451d-58d385a7bbd0

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The ghawázees, or dancing girls of Cairo