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Page from Tales of a Parrot (Tuti-nama): Forty-seventh night: The parrot addresses Khujasta at the beginning of the forty-seventh night

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June 30, 1556
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Animals and Plants
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Akbar 1556–1605

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Page from Tales of a Parrot (Tuti-nama): Forty-seventh night: The parrot addresses Khujasta at the beginning of the forty-seventh night 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: 4.8 x 10.2 cm (1 7/8 x 4 in.) Gift of Mrs. A. Dean Perry 1962.279.300.b DID YOU KNOW? The flat planes of bold color were favored by Indian artists before the time of Akbar. DESCRIPTION Against a brightly colored red and green background, Khujasta meets with Tuti the talking parrot. In order to keep her from leaving to visit her lover, the parrot tells Khujasta a moralizing story about four friends who were given magical shells by a wise man. PROVENANCE Estate of Breckenridge Long, Bowie, MD, 1959; Harry Burke Antiques, Philadelphia, PA; Bernard Brown, Milwaukee, WI;

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