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Page from Tales of a Parrot (Tuti-nama): Fiftieth night: The king’s emissary being provided with gifts for his mission to Rum in order to seek the hand of the emperor’s daughter in marriage

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Page from Tales of a Parrot (Tuti-nama): Fiftieth night: The king’s emissary being provided with gifts for his mission to Rum in order to seek the hand of the emperor’s daughter in marriage

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Page from Tales of a Parrot (Tuti-nama): Fiftieth night: The king’s emissary being provided with gifts for his mission to Rum in order to seek the hand of the emperor’s daughter in marriage c. 1560 Part of a set. See all set records India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper Overall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 10.3 x 10.5 cm (4 1/16 x 4 1/8 in.) Gift of Mrs. A. Dean Perry 1962.279.317.a DID YOU KNOW? The king’s attendant holds a flywhisk, called a chauri. DESCRIPTION In the background, the enthroned king addresses his emissary while members of his court collect wrapped bundles of goods. The king has conquered all surrounding lands and become indifferent as a result. His vizier suggests marriage to the princess of Rum, secretly hoping that the plan will spur the neglectful king to action. PROVENANCE Estate of Breckenridge Long, Bowie, MD, 1959; Harry Burke Antiques, Philadelphia, PA; Bernard Brown, Milwaukee, WI;

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