The creatures of the sea are asked by the king of the Ocean to take a message to the Brahman, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot): Eleventh Night

The creatures of the sea are asked by the king of the Ocean to take a message to the Brahman, 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.b

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The sea dragon is chief of the many species under the Ocean King’s command.

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A variety of sea creatures including fish, a dragon, a turtle, and a crocodile, swim through the swirling waves of the ocean. Each has been asked to convey a message to the Brahman, but all except the frog refuse. The king of the Ocean resolves to convey the message himself.

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