Advertising poster for Egyptian Deities cigarettes, c.1900.
… “The famous cigarette poster which launched the great career” of Ruth St. Denis. She was obsessed with this poster, and used it as the inspiration for many of her dances. This was the main inspiration for her Egypta program.
… from Miss Ruth: The “More Living Life” of Ruth St. Denis by Walter Terry. Published by Dodd, Mead & Company, 1969. Small colour version here.