Khulasa, a vizier, sees the daughter of Khassa, another vizier, and covets her, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot): Fifty-first Night

c. 1560
(reigned 1556–1605)
Overall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 9.2 x 10.1 cm (3 5/8 x 4 in.)
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The woman’s figure has been painted over some sections of the tree in the foreground.

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Khulasa watches Khassa’s daughter as she kneels devoutly on a prayer rug in the garden. He touches his index finger to his mouth, signaling his awe and surprise. Despite his love, Khulasa knows that the woman is chaste and will not agree to marry him.
Khulasa, a vizier, sees the daughter of Khassa, another vizier, and covets her, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot): Fifty-first Night

Khulasa, a vizier, sees the daughter of Khassa, another vizier, and covets her, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot): Fifty-first Night

c. 1560

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

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