CORDIER, Charles-Henri-Joseph
(b. 1827, Cambrai, d. 1905, Algiers)

La Juivre d'Alger (detail)

Onyx-marble, bronze
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

For the Jewish Woman of Algiers, a predominantly white onyx-marble is matched with a white enamel fired into the bronze floral pattern of the blouse. Brightly coloured enamels make stripes in the turban and in the brooches that pin it to the hair. Inset amethyst eyes gleam against the smooth surface of the woman's skin.

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