The disguised Arab, substituting for Habbaza, is whipped by her husband for refusing a bowl of milk, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot): Twenty-fourth Night

Gum tempera, ink, and gold on paper | 12.5 x 10.1cm | c. 1560

Unknown Artist

While Habbaza is away carrying on an affair with her lover Bashir, Bashir's friend dresses in Habbaza's clothes and waits in her tent. Each night, Habbaza's husband offers her milk and when she refuses, leaves her in peace. This time, however, he bec...
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