A Large Antique Islamic Art, Persian Miniature Painting from the end of 19th Century A. This is a beautiful Gold Illuminated Persian Miniature Painting depicting a Thrilling Game of Polo Match facing the Royal Persian Court.Polo is the National game of Persia, originated in the 6th Century BC by the Persian Nomads. Polo became a Persian national sport played extensively by the nobility. Women played as well as men.
During the period of the Parthian Empire (247 BC to 224 AD), the sport had great patronage under the kings and noblemen. According to the Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity, polo known as awgn in Middle Persian, i. Chovgan, was a Persian ball game and an important pastime in the court of the Sasanian Empire (224651). It was also part of royal education for the Sasanian ruling class.
Emperor Shapur II learnt to play polo when he was seven years old in 316 AD. Known as chovgan it is still played in the region today. The Miniature Painting is hand-painted with natural pigments on a handmade paper board and is professionally framed in a large and very attractive frame. It has super fine details depicting Beautiful Persian Islamic Architecture with Geometrical Patterns, Beautiful Characters with rich and colorful outfits as well as finely painted horses. Miniature Painting Size: 16.5 x 12 Inches (42 x 30.5 CM).Frame Size: 24.5 x 20.5 Inches (62.5 x 52 CM). The item "Antique Islamic Qajar 19th Century Persian Miniature Painting Gold Illuminated" is in sale since Tuesday, May 18, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Middle East". The seller is "ethics-antiques" and is located in Rocklin, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.