Monday, 9 September 2013
' Slave For Sale ' José Jiménez Aranda (Spanish 1837-1903) Oil on canvas , circa 1892. Museo Nacional del Prado . Madrid
A slave girl , sitting on a carpet in an oriental market modestly bends her head to hide her shame. Around her neck is a sign in Greek which reads : "Rose of 18 years for sale for 800 coins " Around her are the faceless figures of potential buyers .