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

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

c. 1560

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Gum tempera, ink, and gold on paper

Gift of Mrs. A. Dean Perry 1962.279.130.b

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The medallion pattern of Khujasta’s skirt is a convention of an earlier painting style

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Khujasta consults with Tuti the talking parrot, who begins to tell her the story of a kind prince who bought his good fortune from a dervish and his three extraordinary companions. The story, which emphasizes the importance of loyalty, lasts so long that Khujasta is unable to leave to visit her lover.

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