The prince and Nikfal are joined by Khalis and the Mukhlis who are the grateful snake and frog in human form, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot): Eighteenth Night

The prince and Nikfal are joined by Khalis and the Mukhlis who are the grateful snake and frog in human form, 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 1962.279.134.b

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The men wear Central Asian pants and tunic, while the woman wears Indian dress.

Description

The prince stands on the far left with Nikfal, the female personification of his good fortune. Previously, he had saved the lives of both a frog and a snake, who now wish to repay his kindness by becoming his servants. Together, the four of them continue on a journey through the wilderness.

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