The merchant Mansur departs on a sea voyage, leaving his wife behind, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot): Seventeenth Night

The merchant Mansur departs on a sea voyage, leaving his wife behind, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot): Seventeenth Night

c. 1560

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Gum tempera, ink, and gold on paper

Gift of Mrs. A. Dean Perry 1962.279.125.b

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Thirteen fish are hidden in the dark waters beneath Mansur’s ship.

Description

Mansur, a wealthy and successful merchant, prepares to leave home on a long and dangerous journey. He sits dressed in orange at the head of his ship alongside a group of assistants. His wife, renowned for her virtue and beauty, sees him off from her second-story chamber.

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