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Curious Subjects in Indian Art

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Fig. 26.
Attributed to Bihzad (c. 1460-1535)
The Anecdote of the Man Who Fell into the Water, Folio 44r from a Mantiq al-tair (Language of the Birds)
Afghanistan, Herat, dated A.H. 892/A.D. 1487
Opaque watercolor, silver, and gold on paper
Image: 7 3/8 x 5 1/8 in. (18.7 x 13 cm);
Sheet: 13 x 8 7/16 in. (33 x 21.4 cm)

Fletcher Fund, 1963
Metropolitan Museum of Art, 63.210.44.
Photo courtesy the Metropolitan Museum of Art (www.metmuseum.org).