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Gum tempera, ink, and gold on paper
Overall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 11.7 x 10.2 cm (4 5/8 x 4 in.)
Gift of Mrs. A. Dean Perry 1962.279.124.a
The dark halo around Khujasta’s face indicates that her profile has been reshaped.
Tuti the talking parrot begins to tell Khujasta the story of a merchant named Mansur and his encounter with an imposter. Various features of the room, including the pale colors and flat composition are reminiscent of the pre-Akbar painting style.
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