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Tuti-nama: The husband berates his wife for purchasing gravel instead of sugar (Tale VIII)

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Title: Tuti-nama: The husband berates his wife for purchasing gravel instead of sugar (Tale VIII)
Author(s): Cleveland Museum of Art
Photographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham
Keywords: Mughal Miniatures: Tuti-nama (Cleveland);paintings;miniatures;photograph
Description: The general composition of the picture is related to works like the Nimat-Nama or other Indian manuscripts of the provincial Persian type. The pink background and arabesque clouds occur in the Bombay Lor Chanda group, but the heavy figure of the woman, with large lotus eyes, heavy double chin, squat neck, pink-striped patka and yellow skirt with circular patterns enclosing stellate designs, the pink chequer design of the canopy, and the yellow bolster placed diagonally on the bed are like those in the Chaurapanchasika group. The face of the man, however, shown in two-thirds profile, is typical of Mughal paintings of the Akbar period -- Folio 70 verso.
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-2746


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