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Note: Part of this article is taken from the public domain 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary. -- Karada 16:09, 4 Dec 2003 (UTC)
Concubine or not?
An odalisque was not a concubine of the harem
Ian Spackman 09:12, 4 June 2006 (UTC)
Currently there are two images, both depicting the European orientalist erotic fantasy version of the odalisque. This seems out of balance considering how controversial and discredited this form of bourgeois pornography has become, gorgeous though the paintings are. Surely a single image of such a painting would be more appropriate, ideally set against another image representing a very different point of view. Ireneshusband 18:51, 24 September 2006 (UTC)
- The pictures don't seem to show 'court ladies' servicing higher ranking women. Jonpatterns (talk) 12:41, 6 December 2018 (UTC)