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

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

c. 1560

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Gum tempera, ink, and gold on paper

Overall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 8.9 x 20 cm (3 1/2 x 7 7/8 in.)

Gift of Mrs. A. Dean Perry 1962.279.165.b

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Before Khujasta can sneak away to meet her secret lover, her husband’s talking parrot, Tuti, begins to tell her a tale about a man named Bahir and his lover Habbaza. Like all Tuti’s stories, this is accompanied by a moral message and intended to keep Khujasta from leaving for the night.

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