(Turkish: odalık, “a chambermaid or female attendant”). The French term odalisque came to refer specifically to a concubine in a harem. Odalisques were very popular subjects in European Orientalist art of the 19th century. Typically, the scantily and exotically dressed odalisque poses as if on display for the (assumed) male viewer. Pronunciation here.

Pradier OdalisqueJames (Jean-Jacques) Pradier. Odalisque. Marble. 1841. Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lyon, France.