HABBAZA’S SISTER, WHO IS SENT TO CONSOLE HER, DISCOVERS THE DISGUISED ARAB IN HER PLACE, FROM A TUTI-NAMA (TALES OF A PARROT): TWENTY-FOURTH NIGHT
December 31, 1559
Habbaza’s sister, who is sent to console her, discovers the disguised Arab in her place, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot): Twenty-fourth Night
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India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
Gum tempera, ink, and gold on paper
Overall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 11.3 x 10.1 cm (4 7/16 x 4 in.)
Gift of Mrs. A. Dean Perry 1962.279.170.b
DID YOU KNOW?
The tents in the arid landscape evoke the Bedouin community of the Arabian Peninsula.
The man on the left, disguised as Habbaza, has just been badly beaten by Habbaza’s husband. He is the Arab man who has temporarily taken the woma