The Raja of Ujjain, who is traveling in the guise of a yogi, meets two brothers who ask him to equitably partition their father’s possession, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot): Forty-sixth Night

c. 1560
(reigned 1556–1605)
Overall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 12.4 x 10.2 cm (4 7/8 x 4 in.)
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The raja, wearing a leopard print cape around his shoulders, sits with the brothers at the edge of a pool. Four magical objects, a cloak, a blanket, shoes, and a sword, lie on the ground between them. Under the pretense of dividing the goods, the raja distracts the brothers and steals their inheritance.
The Raja of Ujjain, who is traveling in the guise of a yogi, meets two brothers who ask him to equitably partition their father’s possession, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot): Forty-sixth Night

The Raja of Ujjain, who is traveling in the guise of a yogi, meets two brothers who ask him to equitably partition their father’s possession, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot): Forty-sixth Night

c. 1560

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

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