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Tuti-nama: The parrot addresses Khujasta at the beginning of the fifteenth night (Tale XV)

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Title: Tuti-nama: The parrot addresses Khujasta at the beginning of the fifteenth night (Tale XV)
Author(s): Cleveland Museum of Art
Photographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham
Keywords: Mughal Miniatures: Tuti-nama (Cleveland);paintings;miniatures;photograph
Description: The profuse use of floral arabesques, seen here on the red wall behind the lady, on the yellow sheet, the wall behind the bed, the carpet, stands & water pots, and the pan tray are all reminiscent of Bombay Lor Chanda. So is the floral pattern on the fringed canopy and striped pillow. The colouring is again characteristic of the Lor Chanda group except for the redness of the wall behind the lady, traceable ultimately to Western Indian style. The lady herself shows Mughal features, though the bold quatrefoil pattern on her skirt and the angular disposition of the patka, narrow near the waist and projecting sharply below the knees, is distinctly reminiscent of the Chaurapanchasika group. -- Folio 112 recto.
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-2759


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