The Parrot Addresses Khujasta at the Beginning of the Thirteenth Night, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot)

The Parrot Addresses Khujasta at the Beginning of the Thirteenth Night, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot)

c. 1560

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Tara 1

(Indian, active 1550s-1590s)

Mughal India, court of Akbar

(reigned 1556–1605)

Gum tempera, ink, and gold on paper

Overall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 8.6 x 10.5 cm (3 3/8 x 4 1/8 in.)

Gift of Mrs. A. Dean Perry 1962.279.102.b

Location

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The bricks in the courtyard were originally painted orange.

Description

Before Khujasta can leave to meet her lover, Tuti the talking parrot begins to tell her a story of the conference of eighty wise men and the infant prince who was judged by his musical tastes.

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