Page from Tales of a Parrot (Tuti-nama): Eighth night: The handmaiden again pleads for the death of the prince

Page from Tales of a Parrot (Tuti-nama): Eighth night: The handmaiden again pleads for the death of the prince

1558-1560

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Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper

Gift of Mrs. A. Dean Perry 1962.279.71.b

Description

This early Mughal court scene is the last of the series in which the handmaiden lies about how the prince raped her, and she threatens to burn herself to death if he is not executed. She is depicted in the lower right of the composition. The seventh vizier in the green robe demanded that the prince be brought to the assembly, and he is led in, bound, his turban in disarray.

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