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Page from Tales of a Parrot (Tuti-nama): Forty-eighth night: The young man of Baghdad reveals his true identity to the Hashimi

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June 30, 1556
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Akbar 1556–1605

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Page from Tales of a Parrot (Tuti-nama): Forty-eighth night: The young man of Baghdad reveals his true identity to the Hashimi 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: 10.7 x 10.2 cm (4 3/16 x 4 in.) Gift of Mrs. A. Dean Perry 1962.279.308.b DID YOU KNOW? Two black fish are visible in the swirling waters of the ocean. DESCRIPTION At the front of the ship, the young man calls out to the Hashimi, who sits beside the weeping slave-girl. Despite their love, the destitute young man had been forced to sell the girl. She is overjoyed to see her long-lost lover and begins to sing so beautifully that the birds, fish, and the ocean itself join in the celebration. PROVENANCE Estate of Breckenridge Long, Bowie, MD, 1959; Harry Burke Antiques, Philadelphia, PA; Bernard Brown, Milwaukee, WI; EXHIBITION HISTORY Indian Miniature Rotation (Gallery 115); February 4 - August 5, 2003. Indian Miniature Rotation (Gallery 115); February 20 - August 18, 2004.

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Ismail Mazari

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