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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: 14.1 x 10.1 cm (5 9/16 x 4 in.)
Gift of Mrs. A. Dean Perry 1962.279.256.b
The stag is depicted as a black antelope, which was a symbol for sacrifice in ancient India.
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.
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