Page from Tales of a Parrot (Tuti-nama): Thirty-sixth night: The king dreams of a lady, the personification of wealth, departing from him on account of his purchasing a bowl and a staff from a yogi. Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, ca. 1560
Miniature from a copy of the Tuti-nama. “A Young Woman Visited by the Sultan’s Viziers” India, Mughal; c. 1570 Miniature: 15.5 × 10.3 cm Apart from Akbar’s Hamza-nama, the “Cleveland Tuti-nama” is the earliest manuscript that exemplifies the new Mughal style, in which Persian and local Indian elements were combined. The saturated but subdued palette and realistic rendition of the characters, in particular, are typically Indian.