Kaiwan, Latif, and Sharif arrive at a house of worship, where they seek help from Khurshid who has become a mystical healer, from a Tuti-Nama (Tales of a Parrot): Thirty-second Night

Kaiwan, Latif, and Sharif arrive at a house of worship, where they seek help from Khurshid who has become a mystical healer, 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: 14.3 x 10.1 cm (5 5/8 x 4 in.)

Gift of Mrs. A. Dean Perry 1962.279.213.b

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The planet Saturn, called Kaiwan, is often depicted in South Asian imagery with a staff.

Description

Khurshid, kneeling on the right in the blue dress and orange cloak, has shaved her head and donned the robes of a holy man. A group of supplicants sit behind her. Below, the three men who wronged her seek cures for their ailments: Kaiwan holding a staff, has gone blind, Sharif has lost a hand to leprosy, and Latif has developed a palsy.

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