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The handmaiden again pleads for the death of the prince, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot): Eighth Night

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Akbar 1556–1605

The handmaiden again pleads for the death of the prince, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot): Eighth Night

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The handmaiden again pleads for the death of the prince, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot): Eighth Night c. 1560 Part of a set. See all set records Lalu India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar (1556-1605), 16th century Gum tempera, ink, and gold on paper Overall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 10.1 x 10.3 cm (4 x 4 1/16 in.) Gift of Mrs. A. Dean Perry 1962.279.71.b DID YOU KNOW? The prince’s undone turban, loose hair, and bound wrists indicate his ordeal. DESCRIPTION This early Mughal court scene is the last of the series in which the handmaiden lies about how the prince raped her, and she threatens to burn herself to death if he is not executed. She is depicted in the lower right of the composition. The seventh vizier in the green robe demanded that the prince be brought to the assembly, and he is led in, bound, his turban in disarray. INSCRIPTION lā[lū] INSCRIPTION TRANSLATION (by) Lalu INSCRIPTION REMARK Partially severed PROVENANCE Estate of Breckenridge Long, Bowie, MD, 1959; Harry Burke Antiques, Philadelphia, PA; Bernard Brown, Milwaukee, WI; EXHIBITION HISTORY Main Asian Rotation (Gallery 245); December 31, 2013 - June 30, 2014.

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