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The handmaiden again appeals for justice and the prince is led to the place of execution for the third time, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot): Eighth Night

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The handmaiden again appeals for justice and the prince is led to the place of execution for the third time, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot): Eighth Night

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The handmaiden again appeals for justice and the prince is led to the place of execution for the third time, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot): Eighth Night c. 1560 Part of a set. See all set records Gujarati (Indian, active 1550s-1590s) India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century Gum tempera, ink, and gold on paper Painting only: 12.1 x 9.9 cm (4 3/4 x 3 7/8 in.); Overall: 20 x 13.4 cm (7 7/8 x 5 1/4 in.) Gift of Mrs. A. Dean Perry 1962.279.61.b DID YOU KNOW? A stake has been erected for the display of the prince’s severed head. DESCRIPTION In the upper register, the king’s handmaiden appears at the court to once again ask that the young prince be executed. Having taken a temporary vow of silence, the prince is unable to defend himself. He kneels with his hands bound awaiting execution. For the third time, one of the king’s viziers will step in to stall the execution. INSCRIPTION gujrā[ti] INSCRIPTION TRANSLATION (by) Gujarati PROVENANCE Estate of Breckenridge Long, Bowie, MD, 1959; Harry Burke Antiques, Philadelphia, PA; Bernard Brown, Milwaukee, WI;

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