LANDSCAPE WITH A LOTUS POOL, FROM A TUTI-NAMA (TALES OF A PARROT), EIGHTH NIGHT

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June 30, 1556
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Animals and Plants
Akbar 1556–1605

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DESCRIPTION

Landscape with a lotus pool, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot), Eighth Night
c. 1560

Part of a set. See all set records

Gujarati
(Indian, active 1550s-1590s)

India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century

Gum tempera, ink, and gold on paper

Overall: 20 x 13.6 cm (7 7/8 x 5 3/8 in.)

Gift of Mrs. A. Dean Perry 1962.279.59.a

DID YOU KNOW?

The inscription on this page attributes it to the same artist as the previous painting (1962.279.58.a).

DESCRIPTION

Two white birds wade at the edges of a dark colored lotus pool surrounded by lush green trees. Though the artist is from the western Indian state of Gujarat, many elements reveal a familiarity with Persian painting conventions, such as the arid pink ground with tufts of grass, the overlapping leaves of the trees, and the grassy sward. The water was once silver, which has now tarnished black, and white lines render swirling eddies.

INSCRIPTION
aiẓan

INSCRIPTION TRANSLATION
the same

PROVENANCE

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