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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
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Akbar 1556–1605

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

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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 India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century Gum tempera, ink, and gold on paper Painting only: 4 x 10.4 cm (1 9/16 x 4 1/8 in.); Overall: 20 x 13.8 cm (7 7/8 x 5 7/16 in.) Gift of Mrs. A. Dean Perry 1962.279.57.b DID YOU KNOW? The lotus pool has a long tradition in pre-Mughal painting. DESCRIPTION A serene, blue lotus pool is surrounded by plants and wildlife. Bright yellow squirrels climb up the thin trunks of date palms, while birds perch in the treetops. Fish swim in the stylized “basket-weave” water. This is one of only two non-narrative landscape scenes in this volume of the Tuti-nama. PROVENANCE Estate of Breckenridge Long, Bowie, MD, 1959; Harry Burke Antiques, Philadelphia, PA; Bernard Brown, Milwaukee, WI; CITATIONS Chandra, Pramod, and Daniel J. Ehnbom. The Cleveland Tuti-Nama Manuscript and the Origins of Mughal Painting. [Cleveland]: Cleveland Museum of Art, 1976. p. 99

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