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The daughter of the merchant of Mazanderan asks the gardener for the rose, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot): Twelfth Night

The daughter of the merchant of Mazanderan asks the gardener for the rose, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot): Twelfth Night

c. 1560

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Gum tempera, ink, and gold on paper

Overall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 6 x 10.1 cm (2 3/8 x 4 in.)

Gift of Mrs. A. Dean Perry 1962.279.98.b

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This page was painted by the same anonymous artist who painted folios 99v (1962.279.99.b) and 100v (1962.279.100.b).

Description

Among the illustrations in the Tales of a Parrot, this painting is one of the most representative of local Indian styles, with very few Persian features. Trees stand out as bold shapes, and figures are arranged in a single register and have angular and expressive gestures. The female figures are closely related to pre-Mughal types, shown always in profile and wearing garments that stand stiffly and sharply out before them.

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