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The painting made by the vizier of the emperor of China for the queen of Rum, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot): Thirty-ninth Night

c. 1560
(reigned 1556–1605)
Overall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 14.1 x 10.1 cm (5 9/16 x 4 in.)
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The stag is depicted as a black antelope, which was a symbol for sacrifice in ancient India.

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Rather than depicting a scene from the story, this page reproduces the painting done by the vizier. The image shows the emperor of China watching from his palace as a stag and his young are swept away in a flood. Beside the rushing water, a doe runs from danger. After seeing this image, the queen agrees to marry the emperor.
The painting made by the vizier of the emperor of China for the queen of Rum, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot): Thirty-ninth Night

The painting made by the vizier of the emperor of China for the queen of Rum, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot): Thirty-ninth Night

c. 1560

Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)

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