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The prince sent back to the place of execution for the sixth time, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot): Eighth Night

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Akbar 1556–1605

The prince sent back to the place of execution for the sixth time, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot): Eighth Night

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The prince sent back to the place of execution for the sixth time, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot): Eighth Night c. 1560 Part of a set. See all set records Suraju (Indian) India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century Gum tempera, ink, and gold on paper Painting only: 10.3 x 10.3 cm (4 1/16 x 4 1/16 in.); Overall: 20 x 14.3 cm (7 7/8 x 5 5/8 in.) Gift of Mrs. A. Dean Perry 1962.279.69.b DID YOU KNOW? Both the handmaiden and the vizier have been overpainted and repositioned. DESCRIPTION The deceitful handmaiden addresses the king, who sits against a golden floral backdrop. She appeals for the sixth time to have the young prince executed. In the lower register, the prince kneels with his hands bound, awaiting execution. The king’s vizier, dressed in orange, once again stalls the execution. INSCRIPTION REMARK Traces of a cut off inscription in the left margin. Estate of Breckenridge Long, Bowie, MD, 1959; Harry Burke Antiques, Philadelphia, PA; Bernard Brown, Milwaukee, WI;

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