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Blackamoor is a genre of figurines or small sculptures which depict exotic, non-European races. This genre of figurines was popular in Europe during the early Modern period following the late Middle Ages and most often portrayed African males. The African figure is typically depicted with a turban or similar head covering, dressed in lavish jewels, and often holding a tray or container of some sort. They are usually carved from ebony or painted black in the case of porcelain, which creates a striking contrast with their gold embellishments.

The popularity of blackamoors can be attributed to mid-17th century wealthy European families who admired the stature and fighting ability of North African warriors. Princes and wealthy Italian families enlisted these warriors... Read more

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Blackamoor Figure

March 24, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
Long Island City, NY, USA

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A Goldscheider Royal Blackamoor Figure by Barbara Loveday,

March 25, 2018, 10:30 AM AEDT
Alexandria, Australia

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