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(Indian, active 1550s-1590s)
Gum tempera, ink, and gold on paper
Overall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 9.9 x 10.1 cm (3 7/8 x 4 in.)
Gift of Mrs. A. Dean Perry 1962.279.80.b
Khujasta’s large face and the rendering of her scarf are vestiges of an earlier style.
Tuti the wise parrot begins to tell Khujasta a moralizing tale of a merchant, the son of a vizier, and a magical, wooden parrot. An inscription in the margin of this page attributes it to the painter Iqbal.
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