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The Snake Enters into an Argument with the Frog, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot): Twenty-sixth Night

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June 30, 1556
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Animals and Plants
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Akbar 1556–1605

The Snake Enters into an Argument with the Frog, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot): Twenty-sixth Night

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The Snake Enters into an Argument with the Frog, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot): Twenty-sixth Night c. 1560 Part of a set. See all set records Mughal India, Court of Akbar (1556-1605) Gum tempera, ink, and gold on paper Overall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 9.5 x 10.2 cm (3 3/4 x 4 in.) Gift of Mrs. A. Dean Perry 1962.279.183.b DID YOU KNOW? The story takes place in China. DESCRIPTION A deposed frog tyrant forged an alliance with a snake, who then devoured not only his enemies, but his friends and family too. Now, the frog king, filled with regret, no longer has anyone over whom to rule and will have to escape from his dangerous ally and spend the rest of his life in fear and misery. PROVENANCE Estate of Breckenridge Long, Bowie, MD, 1959; Harry Burke Antiques, Philadelphia, PA; Bernard Brown, Milwaukee, WI;

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