The infant son of the king of Isfahan responds to music, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot): Thirteenth Night

The infant son of the king of Isfahan responds to music, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot): Thirteenth Night

c. 1560

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Gum tempera, ink, and gold on paper

Gift of Mrs. A. Dean Perry 1962.279.105.a

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The instruments played include a tambourine, drum, and cymbals.

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A group of musicians play a variety of instruments in hopes of eliciting a reaction from the young prince. The prince, dressed in orange, sits up in his crib to acknowledge the sound while the other children remain asleep. His eager response to the music shows that he is a noble child who will become a great king.

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