Dec 30, 2020

The parrot addresses Khujasta at the beginning of the forty-ninth night, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot): Forty-Ninth Night

The parrot addresses Khujasta at the beginning of the forty-ninth night, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot): Forty-Ninth Night

c. 1560

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Mughal India, court of Akbar

(reigned 1556–1605)

Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper

Overall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 8.8 x 10 cm (3 7/16 x 3 15/16 in.)

Gift of Mrs. A. Dean Perry 1962.279.311.a

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The original underdrawing is visible where the paint has flaked from Khujasta’s face.

Description

On the forty-ninth of fifty-two nights, Tuti the wise, talking parrot tells Khujasta a moralizing story about three brothers, two of whom aged prematurely, while the third remained young. The story lasts until sunrise, and Khujasta is unable to leave to visit her lover.

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