Image courtesy of the Cleveland Museum of Art | Licence: CC0 1.0
Image courtesy of the Cleveland Museum of Art | Licence: CC0 1.0

Green Parrot

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Description

This was owned by a founding partner of Cleveland law firm Hahn Loeser & Parks. Because of its ability to talk, the parrot often appears in Indo-Iranian tales as a messenger of moral wisdom. In the late 1700s and early 1800s, British merchants and civil servants of the East India Company commissioned paintings of native flora and fauna from Indian artists in European styles. This painting appears to depict a female Derbyan parakeet (Psittacula derbiana), also known as Lord Derby's parakeet.
Inscription: recto, lower right in persian: Cagilah
Medium: opaque watercolor on paper
Dimensions: Overall: 38.5 x 28.6 cm (15 3/16 x 11 1/4 in.)
Credit Line: Bequest of Edgar A. Hahn
Accesion Number: 1972.285
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Location

Arunachal Pradesh, India

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The Derbyan parakeet (Psittacula derbiana), also known as Lord Derby's parakeet, is found in the Indian states of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam, and adjoining parts of Tibet, Sichuan and Yunnan in China.