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Two Women in Macao

There were a number of white Portuguese women with slaves in Macao. DaCosta depicted two of them here. The look of quiet struggle on the black woman’s face is another constant in much of his work. Also of note is their feet, with the woman on the left wearing shoes, and the woman on the right barefoot.

Type: illustration
Creator: Antonio Dacosta
Date: 1596
Keywords: women