A woman asks her lover to leave her house, brandishing his sword and feigning rage in order to deceive her husband who has just arrived, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot): Eighth Night

A woman asks her lover to leave her house, brandishing his sword and feigning rage in order to deceive her husband who has just arrived, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot): Eighth Night

c. 1560

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Gujarati

(Indian, active 1550s-1590s)

Mughal India, court of Akbar

(reigned 1556–1605)

Gum tempera, ink, and gold on paper

Overall: 20 x 14.3 cm (7 7/8 x 5 5/8 in.); Painting only: 16.7 x 10 cm (6 9/16 x 3 15/16 in.)

Gift of Mrs. A. Dean Perry 1962.279.58.a

Location

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Gujarati is not a proper name but designates that the painter is from Gujarat.

Description

A shrewd woman is carrying on an affair with a painter. When her husband suddenly returns home, she quickly concocts a plan to prevent them both from being caught. Hidden beneath the table is the painter’s young apprentice who, unbeknownst to the painter, was also seduced by the woman.

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