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

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The parrot addresses Khujasta at the beginning of the thirty-third 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 on paper Overall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 6.8 x 10.1 cm (2 11/16 x 4 in.) Gift of Mrs. A. Dean Perry 1962.279.217.b DID YOU KNOW? The white domes above Khujasta’s room were originally painted with stripes. DESCRIPTION Khujasta stands in a courtyard consulting with Tuti the talking parrot before visiting her lover. Tuti begins to tell Khujasta a story that details the love of two couples who prevailed to get what they desired. By the time the parrot’s tale has ended, the sun is rising, and it is too late for Khujasta to leave. PROVENANCE Estate of Breckenridge Long, Bowie, MD, 1959; Harry Burke Antiques, Philadelphia, PA; Bernard Brown, Milwaukee, WI; CITATIONS Seyller, John. “Overpainting in the Cleveland T̤ūtīnāma.” Artibus Asiae 52, no. 3/4 (1992): 283-318. p. 317 www.jstor.org

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