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    Constance Collier as Cleopatra.

    Costume design for the Ballet Russes production of Cléopâtre, by Sonia Delaunay, 1918, LACMA.

    Peacock headdress, circa 1913

    Nita Naldi in “Anna Ascends”, 1923. Amazing look.

    c. 1920's Flapper Headpiece with Embroidery and Bead Fringe.

    Indian snake charmer

    Python Princess

    Snake Charmer

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    Carmel Myers

    Olga Petrova in egyptian costume.

    Mata Hari, infamous Dutch exotic dancer, courtesan, and accused spy during WWI, in 1910. She reportedly blew a kiss to her executioners.


    1920s orientalism

    La Sylphe via NYPL

    Avant Garde mermaid, Gemma Ward.

    Statue of Maya and Merit. Object: StatueDating from: c. 1320 B.C.Material: Limestone Size: 158 x 90 x 120 cm ; c. 1000 kgOrigin: Egypt, Saqqara From: luzfosca & ratak-monodosico

    Queen Nodjmet, the wife of High Priest Herihor (1080-945 B.C.), at Egypt's Cairo Museum in April 2006. She died many years after her husband and carried the title "Mother of the King."

    Portrait bust of a daughter of King Akhenaten. Elongated skull shape was idolized during Akhenaten's rule. Both the Pharaoh himself and his offspring had this feature - whether due genetic defect or something else is not quite certain.

    Hathor – Ancient Egypt

    Falcon-Headed Crocodile God, Egyptian, Macedonian-Ptolemaic period, greenish stone. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Image from

    Small, gold perfume box Egyptian

    Gold cloisonne earrings Egypt