Repenting his conduct, ‘Ubaid falls at the feet of his parents, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot): Forty-second Night

Repenting his conduct, ‘Ubaid falls at the feet of his parents, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot): Forty-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: 13.1 x 9.8 cm (5 3/16 x 3 7/8 in.)

Gift of Mrs. A. Dean Perry 1962.279.275.a

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A golden ewer and a piece of blue-and-white Chinese porcelain are visible in the scene.

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‘Ubaid, who was so infatuated with his new wife that he neglected his duties, is embraced by his father, the merchant of Tirmiz, who happily welcomes his repentance. ‘Ubaid has learned a lesson about the importance of familial obedience from a wise, talking parrot and a myna bird.

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