The young man, who has magically taken on the appearance of Mansur the merchant, arrives at his home, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot): Seventeenth Night

The young man, who has magically taken on the appearance of Mansur the merchant, arrives at his home, 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 1962.279.128.a

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The magical, wish-fulfilling epithet derives from the names of God.

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After receiving a magical epithet from a monk, the lascivious young man transformed his appearance into that of Mansur, the merchant, in order to go to bed with Manur’s wife. The imposter, dressed in yellow at the right, is welcomed home by members of Mansur’s household. They are distressed that he has returned unexpectedly without his horse, assistants, or belongings.

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