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Vaslav Nijinsky in Scheherazade

1913
(French, 1856–before 1945)
Image: 19.3 x 13.5 cm (7 5/8 x 5 5/16 in.); Paper: 20.5 x 14.4 cm (8 1/16 x 5 11/16 in.)
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Nijinsky wore gold body paint and a brightly colored, bejeweled, and embroidered outfit in his role as the Favorite Slave in Scheherazade.

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Vaslav Nijinsky (1890–1950) is considered to have been the greatest male dancer of the early 20th century. Scheherazade is the story of the favorite wife of a shah who has a dalliance with her favorite slave, the role played by Nijinsky. Auguste Bert was the official photographer of the presidency of the French Republic, the country’s ministries, embassies, and its government-subsidized theaters.
Vaslav Nijinsky in Scheherazade

Vaslav Nijinsky in Scheherazade

1913

Auguste Bert

(French, 1856–before 1945)
France, 20th century

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