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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: 11.5 x 10.2 cm (4 1/2 x 4 in.)
Gift of Mrs. A. Dean Perry 1962.279.198.a
The parrot was overpainted and repositioned—his original tail is still visible!
At the beginning of fifty-two consecutive nights, Khujasta prepares to depart her home to meet her lover. Before she leaves, she consults with Tuti, her husband’s wise talking parrot. On this occasion, he tells her the story of a woman, her children, and their dangerous encounter with a leopard.
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