Jan 14, 2021

The king gives his daughter in marriage to the pious man’s son, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot): Fifty-second Night

The king gives his daughter in marriage to the pious man’s son, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot): Fifty-second Night

c. 1560

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Mughal India, court of Akbar

(reigned 1556–1605)

Gum tempera, ink, and gold on paper

Overall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 9.1 x 9.9 cm (3 9/16 x 3 7/8 in.)

Gift of Mrs. A. Dean Perry 1962.279.339.a

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The musicians play a harp and a tambourine.

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The king sits on his throne at the center of his bustling court. On the right, two musicians play instruments while other servants attend to the royal celebration. The pious man’s son, seated on the left, has successfully killed the dragon that menaced the king’s lands. As a reward, he is married to the king’s daughter and named vice-regent.

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