LATIF, WHO HAS MURDERED HIS BROTHER, FALSELY ACCUSES KHURSHID OF THE DEED, FROM A TUTI-NAMA (TALES OF A PARROT): THIRTY-SECOND NIGHT

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December 31, 1559
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Akbar 1556–1605

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Latif, who has murdered his brother, falsely accuses Khurshid of the deed, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot): Thirty-second 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: 12.5 x 10.1 cm (4 15/16 x 4 in.)

Gift of Mrs. A. Dean Perry 1962.279.211.a

DID YOU KNOW?

The next painting from this story is in the Edwin Binney 3rd Collection of the San Diego Museum of Art (1990.143).

DESCRIPTION

Latif stands above his brother’s body with both hands raised in a gesture of astonishment. Khurshid kneels beside the bed listening to his accusations with resignation. In her hand, she holds the bloody knife that Latif placed there while she slept. On the right, an astonished man peers at the scene of the murder through an open window.

PROVENANCE

Estate of Breckenridge Long, Bowie, MD, 1959; Harry Burke Antiques, Philadel