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The wife of the son of the vizier brings the magic wooden parrot to her lover, the monk, who exchanges it for the replica, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot): Tenth Night

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Akbar 1556–1605

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The wife of the son of the vizier brings the magic wooden parrot to her lover, the monk, who exchanges it for the replica, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot): Tenth Night c. 1560 Part of a set. See all set records Lalu India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century Gum tempera, ink, and gold on paper Painting only: 7.4 x 10.2 cm (2 15/16 x 4 in.); Overall: 20 x 13.2 cm (7 7/8 x 5 3/16 in.) Gift of Mrs. A. Dean Perry 1962.279.83.b DID YOU KNOW? The replica parrot is denoted by its lack of pupils. DESCRIPTION The wife of the vizier’s son is having an affair with the monk, who is seated on tiger skins and wearing the blue robes of a dervish. Because he is a charlatan, he is able to recognize the deception taking place. INSCRIPTION lālū INSCRIPTION TRANSLATION (by) Lalu PROVENANCE Estate of Breckenridge Long, Bowie, MD, 1959; Harry Burke Antiques, Philadelphia, PA; Bernard Brown, Milwaukee, WI;

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