The prince meets a carefree dancing dervish whose good fortune he purchases for his ring, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot): Eighteenth Night

The prince meets a carefree dancing dervish whose good fortune he purchases for his ring, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot): Eighteenth Night

c. 1560

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Gum tempera, ink, and gold on paper

Gift of Mrs. A. Dean Perry 1962.279.131.b

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Did you know?

The animals in the wilderness include a tiger, two does, and a blackbuck.


[ST1]Gazelle? [SRM2]No. Blackbuck is a kind of antelope. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackbuck

Description

While wandering through the wilderness, the prince meets a happily dancing dervish. When asked why he is dancing, the dervish says that he is celebrating a good omen that predicted he would soon acquire a valuable jewel. The prince, standing on the left, proffers his gold signet ring, which the dervish gladly takes in exchange for his good luck.

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