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The bag of gold which he received for the slave-girl being stolen in a mosque, the young man of Baghdad tears his cloths and is about to fling himself into the Tigris, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot): Forty-eighth Night

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The bag of gold which he received for the slave-girl being stolen in a mosque, the young man of Baghdad tears his cloths and is about to fling himself into the Tigris, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot): Forty-eighth Night

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The bag of gold which he received for the slave-girl being stolen in a mosque, the young man of Baghdad tears his cloths and is about to fling himself into the Tigris, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot): Forty-eighth Night 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: 11.7 x 10.1 cm (4 5/8 x 4 in.) Gift of Mrs. A. Dean Perry 1962.279.306.a DID YOU KNOW? Gigantic fish and a crocodile lurk in the swirling waters of the Tigris. DESCRIPTION In the foreground, the distraught young man stands at the edge of the rushing river. Desperate for money, he has sold his lover, a slave girl, but finds himself destitute again. A group of onlookers watch the distressed man from the courtyard in front of the mosque. They will jump into the water to save him before he can drown. PROVENANCE Estate of Breckenridge Long, Bowie, MD, 1959; Harry Burke Antiques, Philadelphia, PA; Bernard Brown, Milwaukee, WI;

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