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Page from Tales of a Parrot (Tuti-nama): Forty-sixth night: The parrot laughs on hearing the Raja of Ujjain’s wife admire her beauty in a mirror

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Page from Tales of a Parrot (Tuti-nama): Forty-sixth night: The parrot laughs on hearing the Raja of Ujjain’s wife admire her beauty in a mirror

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Page from Tales of a Parrot (Tuti-nama): Forty-sixth night: The parrot laughs on hearing the Raja of Ujjain’s wife admire her beauty in a mirror 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: 13.3 x 9.8 cm (5 1/4 x 3 7/8 in.) Gift of Mrs. A. Dean Perry 1962.279.292.b DID YOU KNOW? The mirror that the raja’s wife is holding is painted with silver and would have once looked reflective but has since tarnished. DESCRIPTION The raja’s wife claims to be the most beautiful woman in the world. The parrot laughs at her arrogance and tells them of a girl living in an underground kingdom whose beauty is incomparable. From the parrot’s words alone, the raja becomes obsessed with the girl and leaves to seek her company. PROVENANCE Estate of Breckenridge Long, Bowie, MD, 1959; Harry Burke Antiques, Philadelphia, PA; Bernard Brown, Milwaukee, WI; EXHIBITION HISTORY Yoga: The Art of Transformation. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (June 22-September 7, 2014).

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