Very beautiful Persian Watercolor Suratgari miniature painting on Bone. It is framed with a Khatam Frame.
Suratgari figurals have origins from the Persian Timurid Dynasty (1369-1500) where a national style of miniature painting was created.
Suratgarh is a city and a municipality in Ganganagar district in the Indian state of Rajasthan.
Khatam frame: A mini-mosaic, Persian-style frame exhibiting marquetry. Marquetry is the art and craft of applying pieces of veneer to a structure to form decorative patterns, designs or pictures. Khatam is also the capital of Khatam County in Iran. Common materials used in Khatam Kari are inlaid gold, silver, brass, aluminum, and twisted wire. Artworks with smaller inlaid pieces are generally ore highly valued.
Bone Painting Description – Watercolor painting on bone featuring four figures playing Polo on Horses. Trees and landscape background. Colors include blues, seafoam green, salmon and forest green. Very well done.
Very ornate painting around the paper matting in maroon and periwinkle blue. Gold trim painted around the matting border.
Bone Painting Measurements: 4″ tallest, 8″ longest point
Bone Painting Condition: Very good, no chips, no damage, only a bit of crackling to the paint on the green polo player’s arm. Also, note a paint smudge on the matte at the top.
Frame Description – Intricate inlays of bone and metals in wood venir. The more intricate a Khatam frame work, the more value it has.
Frame Measurements: 5″ tallest, 11 3/4″ longest point
Frame Condition: Very good, no chips, no cracks, only slight surface wear to the upper left corner of the frame.
Make this beautiful Persian Khatam-Framed, Suratgari Miniature the newest addition to your collection!