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

The Parrot Addresses Khujasta at the Beginning of the Nineteenth 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 1962.279.138.a

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Khujasta’s attendant whisks flies away with a strip of cloth.

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Tuti the parrot begins to tell Khujasta a story about the importance of keeping secrets. The green and gold tiled floor, mauve background, and arabesque, yellow band are vestiges of an earlier paining tradition.

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