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Page from Tales of a Parrot (Tuti-nama): Twelfth night: The merchant’s daughter encounters a wolf and bandits on her way to meet the gardener in order to keep her promise

Page from Tales of a Parrot (Tuti-nama): Twelfth night: The merchant’s daughter encounters a wolf and bandits on her way to meet the gardener in order to keep her promise

c. 1560

Part of a set. See all set records

Opaque watercolor, gold, and ink on paper

Gift of Mrs. A. Dean Perry 1962.279.99.b

Description

Among the illustrations in the Tales of a Parrot, this painting is one of the most representative of local Indian styles, with very few Persian features. Trees stand out as bold shapes, and figures are arranged in a single register and have angular and expressive gestures. The female figures are closely related to pre-Mughal types, shown always in profile and wearing garments that stand stiffly and sharply out before them.

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