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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 x 10.2 cm (3 1/8 x 4 in.)
Gift of Mrs. A. Dean Perry 1962.279.338.a
The king is distinguished by the sarpech, or plume ornament, in his turban.
The king, wearing an orange tunic, is astounded, and he gestures to the headless body of the dragon, pierced with poisoned arrows, on the ground before him. Impressed by the young man’s courage and skill, the king allows him to marry his daughter and names him vice-regent.
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