signed and dated 'P. Romanelli Fac[...] / Firenze 1873' (on the base)
44 in. (112 cm.) high

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Executed circa 1860-70.
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Romanelli’s Sulamitide is a beautiful depiction of an Odalisque, a popular character of 19th century Orientalism. An Odalisque is a female slave and member of a Turkish harem. She is the subject of Romanelli’s source of inspiration, the 18th century play La Sulamitide boschereccia sagra di Neralco - pastore arcade by Giuseppe Maria Ercolani.

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