MAHRUSA’S MARRIAGE TO THE PREFECT OF THE CITY, FROM A TUTI-NAMA (TALES OF A PARROT): THIRTY-SIXTH NIGHT
June 30, 1556
Mahrusa’s marriage to the prefect of the city, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot): Thirty-sixth Night
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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: 9.7 x 10.1 cm (3 13/16 x 4 in.)
Gift of Mrs. A. Dean Perry 1962.279.240.b
DID YOU KNOW?
The old woman in yellow is Mahrusa’s duenna, or governess.
In the lower register, a musician, a dancer, and other revelers happily celebrate the wedding. The prefect, dressed in orange, sits on the left of the wedding scene while Mahrusa herself sits on the far right. Mahrusa, who has been rejected by the king, continues to wonder why he refused to marry her.
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Thank You for Suggestion and replaced image with proper one.
This is not the same may be one of his great grand children ???