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Dyffryn Gardens. From nationaltrust.org.uk.
'Cairo in Chicago' exhibition at The Oriental Institute at The University of Chicago, April 2 – September 13, 2015
John Singer Sargent, Arab Woman, 1905–6, watercolor and gouache on off-white wove paper, 18 x 12 in. (45.7 x 30.5 cm). From metmuseum.org.
Photos from Ernst Herzfeld and Erich Schmidt's 1931-39 Persian Expedition for The Oriental Institute, University of Chicago, on display at The Oriental Institute in the exhibition 'Persepolis: Images of an Empire,' opening 13 October 2015
Sargent pictures inspired by Javanese dancers at Exposition Universelle, Paris, 1889, at Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends, Met, NY, 30 June-4 Oct
John Singer Sargent, Javanese Dancers Sketchbook, 1889, cardboard covered with beige canvas (cover), graphite on off-white wove paper, closed: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 x 1/2 in. (14 x 21.6 x 1.3 cm). From metmuseum.org.
John Singer Sargent, A Javanese Dancing Girl, 1889, oil on canvas, 70 × 32 in. (177.8 × 81.3 cm). Private Collection. From metmuseum.org.
Photograph of the Javanese Dancers at the Exposition Universelle, 1889. Bibliothèque Historique de la Ville de Paris. From unc.edu.
Google (older version above, newer version below). From emojipedia.org.
Apple's man in turban: various complexions. The default is the yellow version below. From emojipedia.org.
Nikoo Paydar has a PhD in art history from the Courtauld Institute, London.