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“La Carassa” Mooorish heads in Spain

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The “La Carassa” Moorish man costume is used in festivals, parades and holiday celebrations in Spain. Originally the heads were used as moving ornaments on church organs, that were operated by the organist. The eyes, mouth and tongue moved and candy would pour from the mouth of the head, on special occasions.
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Moorish Arch in Liverpool, England

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Moorish Arch at the Edge Hills railway station in Liverpool, England. Said to have been built in 1830.
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Great Moorish Synagogue of Florence, Italy

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Moorish Castle known as the Great Synagogue of Florence, Italy. Said to have been built between 1874 and 1882.
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Automated Moorish shop window display figurine

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Wind up automated Moorish figurine wearing a fez wrapped in a turban, used as a shop window display figure. The head nods from one side to the other, while the glass eyes move left right to left. Made c. 1900.

chair featuring Moorish figurines

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Throne chair featuring two wooden Moorish figurines. Made in Italy, c. early 1900’s.
Measurements are 32″ wide x 33″ deep x 49″ high.
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Moorish tower in Northern Ireland

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Moorish Tower in Castlewellan Park, in Northern Ireland. The land that the tower sits on belonged to Lord Annesley, the third largest landowner in the area. The Annesley family crest depicts two Moors and a European.
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The doorway of the hexagonal shaped basement faces east.
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The tower is in ruins but is currently being restored by the Follies Trust.

Moorish boy figurine, holding a chest full of gold

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Miniature bronze Moorish figurine holding a chest full of gold, standing on a rug.
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Found in Austria. Made c.1930. 3 ½”L x 2 5/8”W.
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