The Brahman’s predicament is conveyed by the wind to the fish who carries the news to the king of the Ocean, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot): Eleventh Night

The Brahman’s predicament is conveyed by the wind to the fish who carries the news to the king of the Ocean, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot): Eleventh Night

c. 1560

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Gum tempera, ink, and gold on paper

Gift of Mrs. A. Dean Perry 1962.279.89.a

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The ocean is personified as royalty in this story.

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The Brahman, wearing a white turban, and holding offerings in his hands, appeals to the many fish in the ocean for help. He has been given the seemingly impossible task of bringing the King of the Ocean to the Raja’s son’s wedding. If the Brahman fails, he will be killed. The marine life that hear his plea include fish, a frog, and a sea dragon.

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