As punishment, the jester’s wife and the Zangi are thrown into fire and the emir’s wife and the mahout are trampled by an elephant, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot), Twenty-second Night

Gum tempera, ink, and gold on paper | 10 x 10.1cm | c. 1560

Unknown Artist

This painting depicts the closing scene of the tale the parrot tells Khujasta on the twenty-second night. He concludes the story by warning his mistress against committing any acts that would cause her to be laughed at and get her into trouble, like ...
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