IMAGES: Junko’s Facebook Album on Gwaschemasch’e (Gone But Not Forgotten)

The following images were originally posted by Junko Junsui (aka Vera Novosi) in her Facebook album entitled, Потеряно Но Не Забыто (“Gone But Not Forgotten”)…

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Gwaschemasch'e Efendi, "Priestess of the Great Mother, Protector of Mnajdra" - Icon image from 1905/1906

Gwaschemasch'e Efendi, "Priestess of the Great Mother, Protector of Mnajdra" - Icon image from 1905/1906

Gwaschemasch'e - Collège Sévigné, 1893

Gwaschemasch'e - Collège Sévigné, 1893

Gwaschemasch'e and her governess (name unknown) - Paris 1890s

Gwaschemasch'e and her governess (name unknown) - Paris 1890s

Unknown boy in Imperial Harem of Sultan Abdul Hamid II

Unknown boy in Imperial Harem of Sultan Abdul Hamid II

HIH Gwaschemasch'e Kadın Efendi, wife of Sultan Abdul Hamid II

HIH Gwaschemasch'e Kadın Efendi, wife of Sultan Abdul Hamid II

Ministers of Sultan Abdul Hamid II

Ministers of Sultan Abdul Hamid II

 

Circassian wife and husband, 1860s - during Russian/Ottoman perpetrated holocaust

Circassian wife and husband, 1860s - during Russian/Ottoman perpetrated holocaust

 

Circassian woman 1900s

Circassian woman 1900s

Mother of Gwaschemasch'e, Nedaxe Seteney - Circassian princess kidnapped and sold in 1865 to the harem of the Abdülaziz I. During the sea voyage from Circassia to Istanbul, Nedaxe's sister, Gwasche was lost overboard, perhaps jumping to commit suicide.

Mother of Gwaschemasch'e, Nedaxe Seteney - Circassian princess kidnapped and sold in 1865 to the harem of the Abdülaziz I. During the sea voyage from Circassia to Istanbul, Nedaxe's sister, Gwasche was lost overboard, perhaps jumping to commit suicide.

HIH Gwaschemasch'e Efendi - Painting (1900)

HIH Gwaschemasch'e Efendi - Painting (1900)

Gwaschemasch'e at Mnajdra - Qrendi, Malta 1905

Gwaschemasch'e at Mnajdra - Qrendi, Malta 1905

Gwaschemasch'e leads solstice rite at Mnajdra - Qrendi, Malta 1906

Gwaschemasch'e leads solstice rite at Mnajdra - Qrendi, Malta 1906

Fire at Çırağan Palace (1910) - Gwaschemasche's childhood home was completely destroyed, resulting in the loss of many priceless cultural artifacts including Gwaschemasche's manuscripts.

Fire at Çırağan Palace (1910) - Gwaschemasche's childhood home was completely destroyed, resulting in the loss of many priceless cultural artifacts including Gwaschemasche's manuscripts.



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