The Parrot Addresses Khujasta at the Beginning of the Eleventh Night, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot)

The Parrot Addresses Khujasta at the Beginning of the Eleventh Night, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot)

c. 1560

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Gum tempera, ink, and gold on paper

Overall: 20.1 x 13.6 cm (7 15/16 x 5 3/8 in.)

Gift of Mrs. A. Dean Perry 1962.279.87.a

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Description

On the eleventh of fifty-two nights, Tuti the talking parrot tells Khujasta the story lavish wedding of the Raja’s son. The scene takes place at night, as indicated by the dark sky and bright crescent moon in the upper right corner.

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