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Culture
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar (1556-1605), 16th century
Title
Page from Tales of a Parrot (Tuti-nama): Eighth night: The farmer, father of the son with the deceitful wife, steals away with her anklet while she is in bed with her lover
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Work Type
Painting
Date
1558-1560
Material
opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper
Description
The unfaithful wife and her lover were discovered by her father-in-law in their rendezvous place. Thinking she was asleep, he took her anklet as evidence of her infidelity, planning to confront her with it later. The lovers, still in bed, were awakened and witnessed him leaving by the gate, holding her anklet. Under the bed are a pitcher and basin for water, a dish of breath-freshening and mildly narcotic pan leaves, along with bottles of perfumes, all the accoutrements for a romantic encounter.
Repository
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Collection: Indian Art
Department: Indian and South East Asian Art
Provenance: Estate of Breckenridge Long, Bowie, MD, 1959; Harry Burke Antiques, Philadelphia, PA; Bernard Brown, Milwaukee, WI;
Gift of Mrs. A. Dean Perry
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Source
Image and original data from The Cleveland Museum of Art
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1962.279.68.a_full.tif
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24605479

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