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Page from Tales of a Parrot (Tuti-nama): Forty-sixth night: The court of the Raja of Ujjain

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Akbar 1556–1605

Page from Tales of a Parrot (Tuti-nama): Forty-sixth night: The court of the Raja of Ujjain

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Page from Tales of a Parrot (Tuti-nama): Forty-sixth night: The court of the Raja of Ujjain 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: 15.9 x 10.1 cm (6 1/4 x 4 in.) Gift of Mrs. A. Dean Perry 1962.279.291.b DID YOU KNOW? The artist of this folio attempted to make the windows on the back wall appear three dimensional. DESCRIPTION The raja sits, dressed in orange, at the center of his bustling court. A renowned hunter, he has just captured a mysterious animal described as having fur that is softer than a sable’s and smoother than an ermine’s. The animal is shown here as a strange hybrid beast with a bird’s beak, ram’s horns, spotted fur, and cloven hooves. PROVENANCE Estate of Breckenridge Long, Bowie, MD, 1959; Harry Burke Antiques, Philadelphia, PA; Bernard Brown, Milwaukee, WI;

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