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Gum tempera, ink, and gold on paper
Overall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 6.5 x 10.2 cm (2 9/16 x 4 in.)
Gift of Mrs. A. Dean Perry 1962.279.208.a
Utarid is the name of the planet Mercury, while Khurshid is one of the names of the sun.
Before Khujasta can sneak away to meet with her lover, Tuti the parrot begins to tell her a story about a man named Utarid and his wife, Khurshid, who encountered many misfortunes because of her great beauty.
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