The Parrot Addresses Khujasta at the Beginning of the Tenth Night, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot)

Gum tempera, ink, and gold on paper | 9.9 x 10.1cm | c. 1560


Tuti the wise parrot begins to tell Khujasta a moralizing tale of a merchant, the son of a vizier, and a magical, wooden parrot. An inscription in the margin of this page attributes it to the painter Iqbal.

Credit: Gift of Mrs. A. Dean Perry
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