A blackamoor is a type of figurine or statue that depicts a person of African descent, typically in a subservient or exoticized manner. The term "blackamoor" is derived from the word "moors," which was used to refer to people from North Africa and the Middle East during the Middle Ages.
In the 19th century, blackamoors became a popular subject in European art and decorative arts, especially in Italy. They were typically sculpted in ornate, exoticized styles, and were often depicted as servants or attendants, such as footmen or page boys. They were also commonly used as figurines in chandeliers, wall sconces and other types of lighting fixtures,
The figures were often depicted with dark skin, thick lips, and other stereotypical African features.
Blackamoor figures in the 19th century were very popular, these figures were considered to be decorative and luxury items that were often found in the homes of wealthy more...
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