KHALIS REPAYS THE PRINCE FOR HIS KINDNESS BY CHANGING INTO A SNAKE AND SUCKING THE POISON FROM THE KING’S DAUGHTER, FROM A TUTI-NAMA (TALES OF A PARROT): EIGHTEENTH NIGHT

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December 31, 1559
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Akbar 1556–1605

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Khalis repays the prince for his kindness by changing into a snake and sucking the poison from the king’s daughter, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot): Eighteenth Night
c. 1560

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India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
Gum tempera, ink, and gold on paper

Gift of Mrs. A. Dean Perry 1962.279.136.a

DID YOU KNOW?

The prince later marries the king’s daughter and becomes a viceroy.

DESCRIPTION

The king’s daughter lies across a bed, having been bitten by a deadly snake. The shocked prince stands on the left, watching as his servant Khalis successfully removes the poison. Khalis himself had once been a snake and transformed into a man in order to serve the prince.

PROVENANCE

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

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Mohmedd shareef

Thank You for Suggestion and replaced image with proper one.

Mirza Firuz

This is not the same may be one of his great grand children ???

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