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The young man of Baghdad joins the Hashimi’s boat as a sailor to find his slave-girl on board, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot): Forty-eighth Night

The young man of Baghdad joins the Hashimi’s boat as a sailor to find his slave-girl on board, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot): Forty-eighth Night

c. 1560

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Mughal India, court of Akbar

(reigned 1556–1605)

Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper

Overall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 11.4 x 10 cm (4 1/2 x 3 15/16 in.)

Gift of Mrs. A. Dean Perry 1962.279.307.a

Location

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The title “Hashimi” designates the bearer as a descendant of the Prophet Muhammad’s great-grandfather, Hashim.

Description

After losing all his possessions, the destitute young man joins the crew of a merchant ship. Upon boarding, he quickly realizes that this ship belongs to the same merchant who purchased his lover, the slave girl. She stands in the center of the boat, her finger raised in a gesture of shock, gazing toward her long-lost love.

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