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Latif, who has murdered his brother, falsely accuses Khurshid of the deed, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot): Thirty-second Night

Latif, who has murdered his brother, falsely accuses Khurshid of the deed, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot): Thirty-second Night

c. 1560

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Mughal India, court of Akbar

(reigned 1556–1605)

Gum tempera, ink, and gold on paper

Overall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 12.5 x 10.1 cm (4 15/16 x 4 in.)

Gift of Mrs. A. Dean Perry 1962.279.211.a

Location

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The next painting from this story is in the Edwin Binney 3rd Collection of the San Diego Museum of Art (1990.143).

Description

Latif stands above his brother’s body with both hands raised in a gesture of astonishment. Khurshid kneels beside the bed listening to his accusations with resignation. In her hand, she holds the bloody knife that Latif placed there while she slept. On the right, an astonished man peers at the scene of the murder through an open window.

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