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Gum tempera, ink, and gold on paper
Painting only: 7.7 x 10.1 cm (3 1/16 x 4 in.); Overall: 20 x 13.4 cm (7 7/8 x 5 1/4 in.)
Gift of Mrs. A. Dean Perry 1962.279.79.a
Black pom-poms on the woman's shoes, braid, and jewelry indicate the ends of ties.
In order to prevent his own execution, the loyal parrot must prove to the king that the fruit of the Tree of Life is not poisonous. When the fruit restores the youth of an old man, the parrot is vindicated. He watches from his cage, alongside other members of the court, as the king happily picks from the tree.
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