'An Egyptian Harem entertained by the Almees, or Dancing Girls', 1804.
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Engraving by J Chapman after Denon, of a bearded and turbanned man watching musicians and dancers. An alma, or almah, is an Egyptian female singer or dancer. Illustration from 'Encyclopaedia Londinensis, or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature' published in London, 1810-1829.