MAHRUSA’S MARRIAGE TO THE PREFECT OF THE CITY, FROM A TUTI-NAMA (TALES OF A PARROT): THIRTY-SIXTH NIGHT

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June 30, 1556
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Akbar 1556–1605

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Mahrusa’s marriage to the prefect of the city, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot): Thirty-sixth 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

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.

DESCRIPTION

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.

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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