PAGE FROM TALES OF A PARROT (TUTI-NAMA): FORTY-SIXTH NIGHT: THE RAJA OF UJJAIN, WHO IS TRAVELING IN THE GUISE OF A YOGI, MEETS TWO BROTHERS WHO ASK HIM TO EQUITABLY PARTITION THEIR FATHER’S POSSESSIONS

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Akbar 1556–1605

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Page from Tales of a Parrot (Tuti-nama): Forty-sixth night: The Raja of Ujjain, who is traveling in the guise of a yogi, meets two brothers who ask him to equitably partition their father’s possessions
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: 12.4 x 10.2 cm (4 7/8 x 4 in.)

Gift of Mrs. A. Dean Perry 1962.279.293.b

DID YOU KNOW?

Ducks, fish, a turtle, and a crocodile swim in the waters of the pool.

DESCRIPTION

The raja, wearing a leopard print cape around his shoulders, sits with the brothers at the edge of a pool. Four magical objects, a cloak, a blanket, shoes, and a sword, lie on the ground between them. Under the pretense of dividing the goods, the raja distracts the brothers and steals their inheritance.

PROVENANCE

Estate of Breckenridge Long, Bowie, MD, 1959; Harry Burke Antiques, Philadelphia, PA; Bernard Brown, Milwaukee, WI;

EXHIBITION HISTORY

Indian MiniatureRotation (Gallery 115); February 4 - August 5, 2003.

Indian Miniature Rotation (Gallery 115); February 20 - August 18, 2004.

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Mohmedd shareef

Thank You for Suggestion and replaced image with proper one.

Mirza Firuz

This is not the same may be one of his great grand children ???

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