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More details about this item!!! NOTE !!! if the image(s) in the description shows a broken image icon(s), right click on the icon(s) and open in new tab to see the larger image(s). Photogravure from 1888! --- another quality print from Martin2001 --- A Slave Merchant Artist: V. Giraud Published by Gebbie Co., Philadelphia 100 years old art print ... in excellent condition ... reverse side is blank ! Size: Size of the image: 5 x 10, overall print dimensions incl. blank margins: 11 1/2 x 15 inches. 1 inch = 2,54 cm Condition: Excellent condition. Printed on heavier wove paper NOTE: Green color around the print in the photo is a contrasting background on which the print was photographed. HERE is a scene that transports us in imagination, back to the age of the early Roman Empire. Not that markets for the sale of slaves of either sex were peculiar to that age, but because the details of the picture seem to connect it with the period named. At that time Asia Minor, Egypt, and Africa, all bowed to the Roman scepter. The purchaser in the mart before us is a Roman official, and from his haughty, almost tyrannous look, we infer that he is sojourning in a conquered province of which he may be the governor. The merchant is unquestionably a Greek, and we shall probably not be amiss if we locate the market at Antioch, which, though the Syrian metropolis, was Greek in civilization, and largely so in population. It was one of the most voluptuous and corrupt cities of antiquity, and its celebrated suburb, Daphne, was far-famed as the scene of the most unbridled sensual excesses. The Roman in our picture has the lustful face of a Nero ; while the merchant exhibits a complaisance undisturbed by conscience or humane feeling. The slaves themselves betray a variety of emotions. The foremost figure is evidently not lost to shame, and cringes before her brutal inspector. The sitting woman in the immediate foreground wears a look of stolid indifference : she is doubtless the mother of the infant beside her. The woman behind her indulges a curious, half-smiling interest in the scene, while the one facing us in the background is even primping, mirror in hand, as though she desired a purchaser. Between the two last named, however, are a young African with sad countenance, and a crouching form whose attitude speaks of grief and shame. In the background, on the right, are some male slaves guarded by a keeper, who looks capable of using freely upon his unhappy charge the rod he holds in his hand. ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Martin2001 Satisfaction Guaranteed Policy ! Any print purchased from us may be returned for any reason for a full refund including all postage. Powered by Turbo Lister The free listing tool. List your items fast and easy and manage your active items.
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