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Page from Tales of a Parrot (Tuti-nama): Eighth night: The deceitful wife ejects the procuress after blackening her face

Page from Tales of a Parrot (Tuti-nama): Eighth night: The deceitful wife ejects the procuress after blackening her face

1558-1560

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Shravana

(Indian)

Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper

Gift of Mrs. A. Dean Perry 1962.279.67.b

Description

The lover of the unfaithful wife sent a female messenger to arrange for their rendezvous. In a false display of horror, the wily adulteress blackened the face of the messenger as though to disgrace her and threw her out of the house, ordering her to be dumped by the side of a canal. That act, however, was a coded message to her lover to meet at the dark of night at that same location.

The Indian artist Shravana added the pink brick wall to lend a sense of depth and dimensionality to the scene.

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