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Kamjuy, the wife of the Raja, averts her face from the fishes, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot): Twenty-third Night

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Kamjuy, the wife of the Raja, averts her face from the fishes, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot): Twenty-third Night

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Kamjuy, the wife of the Raja, averts her face from the fishes, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot): Twenty-third Night c. 1560 Part of a set. See all set records 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: 11.5 x 10.1 cm (4 1/2 x 4 in.) Gift of Mrs. A. Dean Perry 1962.279.163.a DID YOU KNOW? Kamjuy and the Raja touch their index fingers to their mouths in gestures of surprise. DESCRIPTION On the left Kamjuy, chief of the Raja’s forty wives, turns away from the bowl of fish and hides her face behind her veil. She claims that it would be sinful to allow any male, even a fish, to see her. To the astonishment of both the Raja and Kamjuy herself, the fish immediately begin to laugh at her assertion. PROVENANCE Estate of Breckenridge Long, Bowie, MD, 1959; Harry Burke Antiques, Philadelphia, PA; Bernard Brown, Milwaukee, WI;

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