'An Omrah of State; a Dancing Girl; and a Lady of the Harem', India, 1809.
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Engraving by J Chapman of a man and two women, 'all belonging to the Palace of Delhi'. An omrah is a grandee of a Muslim court. Illustration from 'Encyclopaedia Londinensis, or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature' published in London, 1810-1829.