Object Image
A Greek bride sits on a low platform, surrounded by family and friends. Her mother and mother-in-law welcome visitors. The bride receives gifts of gold jewellery and sumptuous cloth from her guests. In keeping with sumptuary laws (dress codes), the women do not wear veils inside the house. It is impossible to distinguish between the Greek and Turkish women based on their indoor attire.
c. 1720 - c. 1737
Oil on canvas
55.5 x 90.0cm
SK-A-2002
Image and text courtesy of Rijksmuseum, 2019

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