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Page from Tales of a Parrot (Tuti-nama): Forty-eighth night: The young man of Baghdad joins the Hashimi’s boat as a sailor to find his slave-girl on board

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Page from Tales of a Parrot (Tuti-nama): Forty-eighth night: The young man of Baghdad joins the Hashimi’s boat as a sailor to find his slave-girl on board

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Page from Tales of a Parrot (Tuti-nama): Forty-eighth night: The young man of Baghdad joins the Hashimi’s boat as a sailor to find his slave-girl on board 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: 11.4 x 10 cm (4 1/2 x 3 15/16 in.) Gift of Mrs. A. Dean Perry 1962.279.307.a DID YOU KNOW? The title “Hashimi” designates the bearer as a descendant of the Prophet Muhammad’s great-grandfather, Hashim. DESCRIPTION After losing all his possessions, the destitute young man joins the crew of a merchant ship. Upon boarding, he quickly realizes that this ship belongs to the same merchant who purchased his lover, the slave-girl. She stands in the center of the boat, her finger raised in a gesture of shock, gazing toward her long-lost love. PROVENANCE Estate of Breckenridge Long, Bowie, MD, 1959; Harry Burke Antiques, Philadelphia, PA; Bernard Brown, Milwaukee, WI; CITATIONS Natif, Mika. Mughal Occidentalism: Artistic Encounters between Europe and Asia at the Courts of India, 1580-1630. Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2018. Reproduced: p. 167, fig. 56

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