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Moorish horseman print

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Wood engraving on paper antique print. The caption written in French, translates to “Moorish horseman, etching by Etienne Belle (St. della Bella)”. Made c.1880’s. 5″ by 5″

Coat of arms of Alcanadre La Rioja, Spain

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Coat of arms of Alcanadre La Rioja, Spain showing heads of slain Moors.

Moorish architecture in Chicago’s Gold Coast Historic District

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Moorish building known as the “Lucius B. Mantonya Flats”, located in Chicago’s Gold Coast Historic District. Said to have been built in 1887.

“The Pass Of the Moor’s Sigh” in Granada, Spain

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In the Alpujarras, near the peaks of the Sierra Nevada mountains is a pass overlooking Granada called,‘El Puerto del Suspiro del Moro’(the Pass of the Moor’s Sigh).
This name is based on the story of ‘The Moor’s Last Sigh’ about how when the last Moorish Sultan of Granada, Abu Abdullah Muhammad XII was forced to leave the Emirate of Granada, he looked back from the mountain pass at what had been lost, and let out a deep sigh.
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This is based on the story of the defeat of the Moors in Spain and the surrender of the last Moorish governed city in Spain, on January 2, 1492.
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“The Stolen Village: Baltimore and the Barbary Pirates” by Des Ekin

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“The Stolen Village: Baltimore and the Barbary Pirates” by Des Ekin about the Moorish invasion of Baltimore, Ireland in 1631.
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Elephant rider Moorish figurine

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Elephant rider Moorish figurine. Found in Switzerland. Date unknown. 4 1/8″ High.
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parading monkey drummer toy wearing Fez

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Tin parading monkey drummer toy wearing a large red Fez.
When the key is wound, the monkey hits the drum with his drum sticks, while turning his head and raising his tail up and down. Found in Germany. Made c. early 1920’s. 8″ High.
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