One usually compares Oriental fables and fairy tales to one of the tricks when an illusionist gets from a large box the smaller one, then he takes out the smaller box than the previous one, etc. That “box structure “ of the parables is under the narrator who tells stories. In “ 1001 nights” there is Shahrazada; in «Anvar-i Sukhail» there are jackals Kalila and Dymna and Indian philosopher Beideba. The parable about a pious man and kindness narrated by Beideba criticizes people for hastiness.
The pious man killed a domestic ferret. This animal should have watched the child. These scene is out of the house that is typical for Maverannakhr miniature painting. There was wider choice in illustrating the fables in “non-high style” then illustrations to epic literature and lyrics. On the paintings of «Anvar-i Sukhail» there are a lot of women without scarves on their heads and peasants in their vests. The author depicts the cradle with a baby.
This miniature is not ceremonial or festive that is typical for illustrations to the books belonging the territory out of the capital.