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Tuti-Nama (Tales of a Parrot)
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279CCCC0
Khujasta kills the pet mynah who advises her not to be unfaithful to...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.8.aCCCC0
The merchant hears of his wife’s unfaithfulness (above); the unfaithful...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.10.bCCCC0
The sentinel in the employ of the Shah of Tabaristan prepares to...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.16.aCCCC0
The goldsmith and the carpenter inform the king of a dream in which the...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.20.aCCCC0
The goldsmith judged; the bear cubs trained by the carpenter as though...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.23.aCCCC0
The wounded monkey bites the hand of the prince, his chessmate, in the...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.32.bCCCC0
The monkey slain, his blood to be used as medicine for the ailing prince...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.33.bCCCC0
The hunter throws away the baby parrots, who pretend to be dead, and...
attributed to Basavana (Indian, active c. 1560–1600)
1962.279.35.aCCCC0
The hunter offers the mother parrot to the king of Kamarupa, from a Tuti...
Basavana (Indian, active c. 1560–1600)
1962.279.36.bCCCC0
Seven men disputing possession of a woman bring her before the Tree of...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.42.aCCCC0
The Parrot Addresses Khujasta at the Beginning of the Seventh Night,...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.43.aCCCC0
The vizier dissuades the king of Bahilistan from executing the dervish...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.44.bCCCC0
The dervish brings in as dowry an elephant laden with gold, from a Tuti...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.45.aCCCC0
The dervish brings the King of Kings before the king of Bahilistan, from...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.46.aCCCC0
The king of Bahilistan offers his daughter to the King of Kings, from a...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.46.bCCCC0
The Brahman gambler sees the daughter of the king of the jinns in a pit...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.47.bCCCC0
The daughter of the king of the jinns bows before the King of Kings who...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.49.bCCCC0
The rejuvenated old man and the daughter of the king of the jinns take...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.50.bCCCC0
The Parrot Addresses Khujasta at the Beginning of the Eighth Night, from...
India, Mughal, reign of Akbar (1556-1605), 16th century
1962.279.51.bCCCC0
The astrologer predicts a calamity for the newly born prince in his...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar (1556-1605), 16th century
1962.279.52.bCCCC0
The young prince is presented to the king, his father, by his teacher,...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar (1556-1605), 16th century
1962.279.54.bCCCC0
The king’s handmaiden takes the prince away to the harem, from a Tuti...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar (1556-1605), 16th century
1962.279.55.aCCCC0
The prince rejects the amorous advances of the king’s handmaiden, from a...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar (1556-1605), 16th century
1962.279.55.bCCCC0
The prince being taken away for execution on the false complaint of the...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.56.bCCCC0
Landscape with a lotus pool, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot):...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.57.bCCCC0
A woman asks her lover to leave her house, brandishing his sword and...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.58.aCCCC0
Landscape with a lotus pool, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot),...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.59.aCCCC0
The prince, once reprieved, is returned to the palace of execution a...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.59.bCCCC0
The deceitful wife assaults her erring husband, from a Tuti-nama (Tales...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.60.bCCCC0
The handmaiden again appeals for justice and the prince is led to the...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.61.bCCCC0
The lover’s son makes an elephant of the pastry dough carried by the...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.62.aCCCC0
The unfaithful wife explaining away the presence of the dough elephant,...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.62.bCCCC0
The handmaiden appeals for justice and the prince is taken to the...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.63.bCCCC0
The prince’s ordeal continues, he is ordered away to be executed for the...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.66.aCCCC0
The farmer, father of the son with the deceitful wife, steals away with...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar (1556-1605), 16th century
1962.279.68.aCCCC0
The deceitful wife persuades her husband to sleep in the same place...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar (1556-1605), 16th century
1962.279.68.bCCCC0
The merchant’s clerk replaces the sugar purchased by the philandering...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.70.aCCCC0
The husband berates his wife for purchasing gravel instead of sugar,...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.70.bCCCC0
The Parrot Addresses Khujasta at the Beginning of the Tenth Night, from...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.80.bCCCC0
The Parrot Addresses Khujasta at the Beginning of the Eleventh Night,...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.87.aCCCC0
The Brahman’s predicament is conveyed by the wind to the fish who...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.89.aCCCC0
The creatures of the sea are asked by the king of the Ocean to take a...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.89.bCCCC0
The king of the Ocean, having assumed human form, arrives at the court...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.92.aCCCC0
The Brahman, unable to select from the four gifts of the king of the...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.93.bCCCC0
The Parrot Addresses Khujasta at the Beginning of the Twelfth Night,...
India, Mughal court, reign of Akbar (1556-1605), 16th century
1962.279.95.aCCCC0
The street cleaner, on his way to meet King Bhojaraja, sleeps under a...
India, Mughal court, reign of Akbar (1556-1605), 16th century
1962.279.97.aCCCC0
King Bhojaraja tries in vain to ascertain the whereabouts of the pearl...
India, Mughal court, reign of Akbar (1556-1605), 16th century
1962.279.97.bCCCC0
The Parrot Addresses Khujasta at the Beginning of the Thirteenth Night,...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.102.bCCCC0
The infant son of the king of Isfahan responds to music, from a Tuti...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.105.aCCCC0
The invention of musical instruments from the intestines of a monkey,...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.108.bCCCC0
Calligraphy of Lyrical Quatrains (verso)
Mughal India, probably Lucknow
2013.348.bCCCC0
Radha’s Confidante Brings Her to Krishna, Based on Poetry of Bihari ...
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Jaipur
2018.172CCCC0
Rao Ram Singh I’s Elephant Gone Amok
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Kota
2018.177CCCC0
A Woman Plucks Leaves While Awaiting Her Lover: Gunakali Ragini of...
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Mewar, Chawand
2018.136CCCC0
Krishna and the Cowherds Dive into a Pond, from a Rasikapriya
Central India, Madhya Pradesh, Malwa
2018.126CCCC0
Draupadi Rescued from Abduction, from a Mahabharata
Northern India, Popular Mughal School, probably done at Bikaner
2018.189CCCC0
Maharana Jagat Singh II of Mewar (r. 1734–51) Dressed as a Bhil, Hunting...
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Mewar
2018.146CCCC0
Krishna and Consort on a Palace Balcony with Musicians: Vukharo...
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Kota
2018.179CCCC0
Woman Longing for Her Lover: Verati Ragini of Dipak, from a Ragamala
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Kota
2018.176CCCC0
Portrait of Maharaja Rai Singh of Bikaner (reigned 1574-1612)
Nur Muhammad (Indian, active c. 1580-1630)
1987.1100CCCC0
A Courtier, Possibly Khan Alam, Holding a Spinel and a Deccan Sword
attributed to Govardhan (Indian, active c.1596-1645) and 1 other
2013.323CCCC0
A Courtier, Possibly Khan Alam, Holding a Spinel and a Deccan Sword
attributed to Govardhan (Indian, active c.1596-1645) and 1 other
2013.323.aCCCC0
Page from the Mirror of Holiness (Mir’at al-quds)
Abd al-Rahim, the Anbarin-Qalam (Indian, active c. 1590–1630)
2013.323.bCCCC0
Mirror of Holiness (Mir’at al-quds) of Father Jerome Xavier
Mughal India, Allahabad, made for Prince Salim
2005.145CCCC0
The Tirthankara Adinatha (Risabha)
India, Western Gujarat, 16th century
1983.1047CCCC0
Title, DateArtist / CultureAccession numberMediumDimensionsCredit lineRights
Tuti-Nama (Tales of a Parrot)
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279Gum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
Court Lady Pouring Wine (recto); Calligraphy of Lyrical Quatrains (verso)
Mughal India, probably Lucknow
2013.348Gum tempera, ink, and gold on paperPage: 30.6 x 25 cm (12 1/16 x 9 13/16 in.)Gift in honor of Madeline Neves Clapp; Gift of Mrs. Henry White Cannon by exchange; Bequest of Louise T. Cooper; Leonard C. Hanna Jr. Fund; From the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim CollectionCCCC0
Rustam Takes Aim at Ashkabus, from a Shah-nama (Book of Kings)
Sultanate India, Deccan or Malwa
2020.204Gum tempera and ink on paperFolio: 31.8 x 25.6 cm (12 1/2 x 10 1/16 in.); Painting: 13.7 x 20.5 cm (5 3/8 x 8 1/16 in.)Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Radha’s Confidante Brings Her to Krishna, Based on Poetry of Bihari ...
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Jaipur
2018.172Gum tempera, ink, and gold on paperPage: 28.3 x 39.4 cm (11 1/8 x 15 1/2 in.); Miniature: 21.6 x 31.4 cm (8 1/2 x 12 3/8 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Rao Ram Singh I’s Elephant Gone Amok
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Kota
2018.177Gum tempera, ink, and gold on paperPage: 20 x 41.6 cm (7 7/8 x 16 3/8 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Maharaja Anup Singh of Bikaner (reigned 1669–98) Receives a Courtier
Ruknuddin (Indian, active c. 1666–97)
2018.191Ink and gum tempera on paperPage: 25 x 18.3 cm (9 13/16 x 7 3/16 in.); Miniature: 20 x 14.3 cm (7 7/8 x 5 5/8 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
A Woman Plucks Leaves While Awaiting Her Lover: Gunakali Ragini of...
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Mewar, Chawand
2018.136Gum tempera and ink on paper20.6 x 18.1 cm (8 1/8 x 7 1/8 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
The Marriage of Pradyumna and Rukmavati, page from a Bhagavata Purana
Northern India
1976.26Gum tempera and ink on paperOverall: 16.3 x 21.5 cm (6 7/16 x 8 7/16 in.)Gift of Dr. Norman ZaworskiCCCC0
Abduction of Rukmini: Krishna Tied the Hands of Rukma, from a Bhagavata...
Central India, Madhya Pradesh, Malwa
2018.127Gum tempera, ink, and gold on paperPage: 16.9 x 20 cm (6 5/8 x 7 7/8 in.); Miniature: 14 x 17.8 cm (5 1/2 x 7 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Krishna and the Cowherds Dive into a Pond, from a Rasikapriya
Central India, Madhya Pradesh, Malwa
2018.126Gum tempera, ink, and gold on paperPage: 20.6 x 17.8 cm (8 1/8 x 7 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Rama, Sita, and Lakshmana Visit the Hermitage of the Sage Bharadvaja at...
Central India, Madhya Pradesh, Malwa
2018.129Gum tempera, ink, and gold on paperPage: 18.1 x 15.6 cm (7 1/8 x 6 1/8 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Calligraphy of a ghazal of Amir Khusrau Dihlavi (Indian, 1253–1325) (verso)
India, Farrukhabad, Mughal, 18th century
2013.341.bInk, gum tempera, and gold on paperOverall: 25.4 x 19.7 cm (10 x 7 3/4 in.)Gift in honor of Madeline Neves Clapp; Gift of Mrs. Henry White Cannon by exchange; Bequest of Louise T. Cooper; Leonard C. Hanna Jr. Fund; From the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim CollectionCCCC0
Draupadi Rescued from Abduction, from a Mahabharata
Northern India, Popular Mughal School, probably done at Bikaner
2018.189Gum tempera, ink, and gold on paperPage: 14.6 x 19.4 cm (5 3/4 x 7 5/8 in.); Miniature: 11.2 x 16.5 cm (4 7/16 x 6 1/2 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Women Play Music for Radha and Krishna: Chitrini Nayika, from a Rasikapriya
Central India, Madhya Pradesh, Malwa
2018.132Gum tempera, ink, and gold on paperPage: 22.9 x 16.2 cm (9 x 6 3/8 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Kaikeyi Reminds Dasharatha About the Sacrifice of King Bali, from a...
2018.142Gum tempera, ink, and gold on paperPurchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Three Musicians Perform Before a King: Shri Raga, from a Ragamala
Central India, Madhya Pradesh, Malwa
2018.131Gum tempera, ink, and gold on paper20.8 x 16.5 cm (8 3/16 x 6 1/2 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Maharana Jagat Singh II of Mewar (r. 1734–51) Dressed as a Bhil, Hunting...
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Mewar
2018.146Gum tempera, ink, and gold on paperPage: 17.2 x 24.8 cm (6 3/4 x 9 3/4 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
The Goddess Annihilates the Demon Raktabija, from a Devi-Mahatmya
Central India, Madhya Pradesh, Malwa
2018.128Gum tempera, ink, and gold on paperPage: 16.2 x 25.7 cm (6 3/8 x 10 1/8 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Krishna sporting with the gopis in the Jumna River, from a Bhagavata Purana
Northern India
1971.171Gum tempera and ink on paperOverall: 16.5 x 22.2 cm (6 1/2 x 8 3/4 in.)Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin N. HaasCCCC0
Krishna and Consort on a Palace Balcony with Musicians: Vukharo...
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Kota
2018.179Gum tempera, ink, silver, and gold on paperPage: 32.7 x 23.8 cm (12 7/8 x 9 3/8 in.); Miniature: 18.8 x 12.7 cm (7 3/8 x 5 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Woman Longing for Her Lover: Verati Ragini of Dipak, from a Ragamala
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Kota
2018.176Gum tempera, ink, gold, and silver on paperPage: 30.2 x 24.2 cm (11 7/8 x 9 1/2 in.); Miniature: 21 x 11.4 cm (8 1/4 x 4 1/2 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
An East African King Receives Three Emissaries, from a Khamsa of Amir...
India, Sultanate period
1963.261Gum tempera and ink on paperOverall: 28.6 x 21.6 cm (11 1/4 x 8 1/2 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Portrait of Maharaja Rai Singh of Bikaner (reigned 1574-1612)
Nur Muhammad (Indian, active c. 1580-1630)
1987.1100Ink and gum tempera on paperImage: 20.5 x 14.6 cm (8 1/16 x 5 3/4 in.); Paper: 42.4 x 26 cm (16 11/16 x 10 1/4 in.)Gift of Flora D. Glass and Elwood G. Glass, Jr.CCCC0
A Courtier, Possibly Khan Alam, Holding a Spinel and a Deccan Sword
attributed to Govardhan (Indian, active c.1596-1645) and 1 other
2013.323Gum tempera, ink, and gold on paper, text on versoPage: 17.8 x 12.5 cm (7 x 4 15/16 in.)Gift in honor of Madeline Neves Clapp; Gift of Mrs. Henry White Cannon by exchange; Bequest of Louise T. Cooper; Leonard C. Hanna Jr. Fund; From the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim CollectionCCCC0
Mirror of Holiness (Mir’at al-quds) of Father Jerome Xavier
Mughal India, Allahabad, made for Prince Salim
2005.14524 full size illustrations with 160 folios of text; gum tempera, ink, and gold on paperJohn L. Severance FundCCCC0
The Tirthankara Adinatha (Risabha)
India, Western Gujarat, 16th century
1983.1047Gum tempera, ink, and gold on paperPaper: 11.1 x 25.9 cm (4 3/8 x 10 3/16 in.)Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William E. WardCCCC0
Transfer of the Embryo of Mahavira, from a Kalpa-sutra
Western India, Gujarat
1932.119.5Gum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 12.5 x 25.7 cm (4 15/16 x 10 1/8 in.)Edward L. Whittemore FundCCCC0