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The king of the Ocean, having assumed human form, arrives at the court of the Raja, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot): Eleventh Night

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Akbar 1556–1605

The king of the Ocean, having assumed human form, arrives at the court of the Raja, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot): Eleventh Night

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The king of the Ocean, having assumed human form, arrives at the court of the Raja, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot): Eleventh Night c. 1560 Part of a set. See all set records Ghulam 'Ali (Indian, active 1550s-1590s) India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century Gum tempera, ink, and gold on paper Overall: 20 x 14.7 cm (7 7/8 x 5 13/16 in.); Painting only: 11.5 x 10.3 cm (4 1/2 x 4 1/16 in.) Gift of Mrs. A. Dean Perry 1962.279.92.a DID YOU KNOW? The umbrella over the seat at the right marks the throne of the Raja. DESCRIPTION The Brahman, wearing a white turban, presents the personified king of the Ocean to the Raja, who bows in greeting. The king has agreed to attend the Raja’s son’s elaborate wedding banquet. By appearing, he has also saved the Brahman from the Raja’s threats of violence. Estate of Breckenridge Long, Bowie, MD, 1959; Harry Burke Antiques, Philadelphia, PA; Bernard Brown, Milwaukee, WI; CITATIONS Chandra, Pramod, and Daniel J. Ehnbom. The Cleveland Tuti-Nama Manuscript and the Origins of Mughal Painting. [Cleveland]: Cleveland Museum of Art, 1976. p. 110

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