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Gum tempera, ink, and gold on paper
Overall: 20 x 13.2 cm (7 7/8 x 5 3/16 in.)
Gift of Mrs. A. Dean Perry 1962.279.84.a
Sufis carried a bowl for begging alms.
The monk, seated and wearing a leopard-skin cape across his shoulders, hands the talking, wooden parrot back to the merchant. Previously, the monk had gotten this parrot from the wife of the vizier’s son, who had it stolen from the merchant in order to win a wager.
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