Gorgeous Persian Watercolor Suratgari miniature painting on Bone, polo player scene. 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 14 figures playing Polo on Horses. There is a stadium/building scene in the background. Colors include, seafoam green, orange and india ink brown coloring. A very nice perspective drawing as well.
Nice painting around the paper matting in maroon and periwinkle blue. Gold trim painted around the matting border. The paper has some water damage.
Bone Painting Measurements: 1 1/2″ tallest, 7 7/8″ longest point
Bone Painting Condition: Very good, no chips, no damage to the painting.
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″ widest point
Frame Condition: Some chipping, cracking.