The Imperiia Project: a spatial history of the Russian Empire

Tatars leaving the mosque

Two "common Tatars" distribute alms to the poor as they exit the mosque. There is a mulla wearing a turban and a haji next to him - recognizable due to the white band. Among the mendicants there is a chapelet and another haji. According to Demidov, "the rest are miserable Gypsies." (31) He also writes that, "theses images of charity without ostentation are common outside of mosques."

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