Oct 31, 2011

The prince’s ordeal continues, he is ordered away to be executed for the fifth time, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot): Eighth Night

The prince’s ordeal continues, he is ordered away to be executed for the fifth time, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot): Eighth Night

c. 1560

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Ghulam 'Ali

(Indian, active 1550s-1590s)

Mughal India, court of Akbar

(reigned 1556–1605)

Gum tempera, ink, and gold on paper

Painting only: 16.4 x 11.1 cm (6 7/16 x 4 3/8 in.); Overall: 20 x 14.4 cm (7 7/8 x 5 11/16 in.)

Gift of Mrs. A. Dean Perry 1962.279.66.a

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Works attributed to the artist Ghulam ‘Ali are found in only one other known manuscript.

Description

The deceptive handmaiden appeals her case to the enthroned king, falsely claiming that the young prince has assaulted her. The prince, dressed in white, is taken away by two armed guards to be executed.

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