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The painting made by the vizier of the emperor of China for the queen of Rum, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot): Thirty-ninth Night

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The painting made by the vizier of the emperor of China for the queen of Rum, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot): Thirty-ninth 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: 14.1 x 10.1 cm (5 9/16 x 4 in.) Gift of Mrs. A. Dean Perry 1962.279.256.b DID YOU KNOW? The stag is depicted as a black antelope, which was a symbol for sacrifice in ancient India. DESCRIPTION Rather than depicting a scene from the story, this page reproduces the painting done by the vizier. The image shows the emperor of China watching from his palace as a stag and his young are swept away in a flood. Beside the rushing water, a doe runs from danger. After seeing this image, the queen agrees to marry the emperor. PROVENANCE Estate of Breckenridge Long, Bowie, MD, 1959; Harry Burke Antiques, Philadelphia, PA; Bernard Brown, Milwaukee, WI;

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