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Identification and Creation
Object Number
P1985.30.16
People
G. Lékégian, French (active Egypt 1860s-1890s)
Title
Dancing Dervishes
Other Titles
Original Language Title: Derviche Tourneur
Series/Book Title: What I Saw in Egypt
Classification
Photographs
Work Type
album page, photograph
Date
c. 1880
Places
Creation Place: Africa, Egypt
Culture
French
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/100859
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Albumen silver print mounted on fabric affixed to album page.
Technique
Albumen silver print
Dimensions
image: 21 x 27.3 cm (8 1/4 x 10 3/4 in.)
mount: 26 x 31 cm (10 1/4 x 12 3/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • label: Ink inscription on paper "The "Dancing Dervishes" (?) service a religious community of monks - so called because this worship is demonstrated largely by dancing - which is followed by twirling round and round & round, (?) gaining thereby, even unto causing the worshipper to fall unconscious - should that happen he is considered doubly blest - covered (?) by a sheet and left to his own recovery."
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Purchase through the generosity of Melvin R. Seiden
Accession Year
1985
Object Number
P1985.30.16
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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