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The Brahman’s predicament is conveyed by the wind to the fish who carries the news to the king of the Ocean, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot): Eleventh Night

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December 31, 1559
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Akbar 1556–1605

The Brahman’s predicament is conveyed by the wind to the fish who carries the news to the king of the Ocean, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot): Eleventh Night

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The Brahman’s predicament is conveyed by the wind to the fish who carries the news to the king of the Ocean, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot): Eleventh 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: 8.3 x 10.2 cm (3 1/4 x 4 in.) Gift of Mrs. A. Dean Perry 1962.279.89.a DID YOU KNOW? On the Brahman's arm is written "Ram Ra[m]," indicating that he is a devotee of Rama, avatar of Vishnu. DESCRIPTION The Brahman, wearing a white turban, and holding offerings in his hands, appeals to the many fish in the ocean for help. He has been given the seemingly impossible task of bringing the King of the Ocean to the Raja’s son’s wedding. If the Brahman fails, he will be killed. The marine life that hear his plea include fish, a frog, and a sea dragon. PROVENANCE Estate of Breckenridge Long, Bowie, MD, 1959; Harry Burke Antiques, Philadelphia, PA; Bernard Brown, Milwaukee, WI;

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