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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: 8.5 x 9.9 cm (3 3/8 x 3 7/8 in.)
Gift of Mrs. A. Dean Perry 1962.279.324.b
A thin, gold chain keeps Tuti anchored to his cage.
As the sun sets on the fifty-first of fifty-two nights, Khujasta prepares to leave to meet her lover. She is stopped by Tuti, the shrewd, talking parrot, who tells her a story about the cruel King Bahram and the misfortune that befell his vizier’s daughter.
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