Page from Tales of a Parrot (Tuti-nama): Eighth night: The farmer, father of the son with the deceitful wife, steals away with her anklet while she is in bed with her lover

Page from Tales of a Parrot (Tuti-nama): Eighth night: The farmer, father of the son with the deceitful wife, steals away with her anklet while she is in bed with her lover

1558-1560

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Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper

Gift of Mrs. A. Dean Perry 1962.279.68.a

Description

The unfaithful wife and her lover were discovered by her father-in-law in their rendezvous place. Thinking she was asleep, he took her anklet as evidence of her infidelity, planning to confront her with it later. The lovers, still in bed, were awakened and witnessed him leaving by the gate, holding her anklet. Under the bed are a pitcher and basin for water, a dish of breath-freshening and mildly narcotic pan leaves, along with bottles of perfumes, all the accoutrements for a romantic encounter.

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