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What does Odalisque mean?

Odalisque means slave or concubine

A odalisque was a slave in the harem of the Turkish sultan, it probably comes from French to Dutch but originally comes from the Turkish Odalik (which means room girl). The Odalisque is a common figure in painters: a Welgevulde, often lying on a divan. Often the Odalisque looks at the viewer of the painting, and the paintings are perceived as erotic.

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