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The parrot addresses Khujasta at the beginning of the forty-fourth night, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot)

The parrot addresses Khujasta at the beginning of the forty-fourth night, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot)

c. 1560

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Mughal India, court of Akbar

(reigned 1556–1605)

Gum tempera, ink, and gold in paper

Overall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 9.6 x 10.1 cm (3 3/4 x 4 in.)

Gift of Mrs. A. Dean Perry 1962.279.282.b

Location

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Description

Standing against a brightly colored landscape, Khujasta consults with Tuti, the clever, talking parrot. He tells her the story of a raja whose children planned to kill him and the musician whose words brought them to their senses. This image is composed of the pale tones that were popular in a pre-Mughal Indo-Persian painting style.

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