PAGE FROM TALES OF A PARROT (TUTI-NAMA): FORTY-SIXTH NIGHT: THE COURT OF THE RAJA OF UJJAIN
June 30, 1556
Page from Tales of a Parrot (Tuti-nama): Forty-sixth night: The court of the Raja of Ujjain
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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
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The artist of this folio attempted to make the windows on the back wall appear three dimensional.
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.
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Thank You for Suggestion and replaced image with proper one.
This is not the same may be one of his great grand children ???