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Salim and Salima return to Ayaz and Mahmuda in the sanctuary, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot): Thirty-third Night

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Salim and Salima return to Ayaz and Mahmuda in the sanctuary, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot): Thirty-third Night

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Salim and Salima return to Ayaz and Mahmuda in the sanctuary, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot): Thirty-third Night c. 1560 Part of a set. See all set records India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century Gum tempera, ink, and gold on paper Overall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 9.8 x 10.1 cm (3 7/8 x 4 in.) Gift of Mrs. A. Dean Perry 1962.279.222.a DID YOU KNOW? The structure in the background, called a cenotaph, marks the tomb of a Sufi holy man. DESCRIPTION Childhood sweethearts Ayaz and Mahmuda sit together on the grass in the sanctuary, having recently been reunited after Mahmuda’s unwilling marriage to another man. Salim, Ayaz’s friend, enters from the left with his lover Salima. Together, the four decide to escape to a foreign city where they can live the rest of their lives in peace. PROVENANCE Estate of Breckenridge Long, Bowie, MD, 1959; Harry Burke Antiques, Philadelphia, PA; Bernard Brown, Milwaukee, WI;

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