The prince, having deprived the snake of its natural food, a frog, feeds it with a piece of his own flesh, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot): Eighteenth Night

The prince, having deprived the snake of its natural food, a frog, feeds it with a piece of his own flesh, 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 1962.279.132.b

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While journeying through the wilderness, the prince came across a snake that was about to eat a frog. The prince saved the frog, only to realize that by doing so he had harmed the snake. Here, the prince bleeds copiously from a self-inflicted wound in his thigh while his servant Nikfal watches in surprise.

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