Officer of Mameluks. Feared by all of Napoleon's foes...
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Pool in a Harem - Jean-Léon Gérôme (French)
dancing harem women in Turkish (ottoman empire) costume
Osman Hamdi Bey was an Ottoman administrator, intellectual, art expert and also a prominent and pioneering painter. He was also an accomplished archaeologist, and is considered as the pioneer of the museum curator's profession in Turkey