The Brahman gives an account of his falling in love with the king of Babylon’s daughter to his friend, the magician, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot): Thirty-fifth Night

Gum tempera, ink, and gold on paper | 9.7 x 10.2cm | c. 1560

Unknown Artist

The figure in orange is a magician addressing a seated Brahman-a member of India's Hindu priestly class-who has come to him for help. He and the princess of Babylon have fallen in love and want to be together, but she is sequestered in the palace har...
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