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The Parrot Addresses Khujasta at the Beginning of the Sixth Night, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot)

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June 30, 1556
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Animals and Plants
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Akbar 1556–1605

The Parrot Addresses Khujasta at the Beginning of the Sixth Night, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot)

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The Parrot Addresses Khujasta at the Beginning of the Sixth Night, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot) c. 1560 Part of a set. See all set records Dasavanta (Indian) India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century Gum tempera, ink, and gold on paper Painting only: 8.9 x 10.6 cm (3 1/2 x 4 3/16 in.); Overall: 20 x 14.3 cm (7 7/8 x 5 5/8 in.) Gift of Mrs. A. Dean Perry 1962.279.37.b DID YOU KNOW? Dasavanta was a mural painter discovered by emperor Akbar, who had him trained in the royal atelier. DESCRIPTION Tuti the parrot begins to tell Khujasta the story of seven men who became enamored with the statue of a woman that came to life. A Persian inscription in the lower margin attributes this page to the painter Dasavanta. The golden carpet and soft tufts of grass are similar to those found on folio 32v, also attributed to Dasavanta. INSCRIPTION ['amal da]s[wa]nt INSCRIPTION TRANSLATION the work of Dasavanta PROVENANCE 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, OH: The Cleveland Museum of Art, 1976. pp. 55, 154, 158, 183

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Ismail Mazari

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Very good information.

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