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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December 31, 1559
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Akbar 1556–1605

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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
c. 1560

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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

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The tents in the arid landscape evoke the Bedouin community of the Arabian Peninsula.

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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 woman’s place while she visits with her lover. Upon entering the tent to heal her sister’s wounds, Habbaza’s sister quickly discovers the ruse and begins an affair of her own.

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Estate of Breckenridge Long, Bowie, MD, 1959; Harry Burke Antiques, Philadelphia, PA; Bernard Brown, Milwaukee, WI;

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