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The parrot addresses Khujasta at the beginning of the forty-fourth night, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot)

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Akbar 1556–1605

The parrot addresses Khujasta at the beginning of the forty-fourth night, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot)

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The parrot addresses Khujasta at the beginning of the forty-fourth night, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot) c. 1560 Part of a set. See all set records India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century Gum tempera, ink, and gold in paper Overall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 9.6 x 10.1 cm (3 3/4 x 4 in.) Gift of Mrs. A. Dean Perry 1962.279.282.b DID YOU KNOW? The flag at the end of the eave is held in the snout of a Ganges crocodile head. DESCRIPTION Standing against a brightly colored landscape, Khujasta consults with Tuti, the clever, talking parrot. He tells her the story of a raja whose children planned to kill him and the musician whose words brought them to their senses. This image is composed of the pale tones that were popular in a pre-Mughal Indo-Persian painting style. PROVENANCE Estate of Breckenridge Long, Bowie, MD, 1959; Harry Burke Antiques, Philadelphia, PA; Bernard Brown, Milwaukee, WI; EXHIBITION HISTORY Yoga: The Art of Transformation. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (June 22-September 7, 2014).

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Ismail Mazari

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Very good information.

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