Antique 18 century Islamic Turkish Ottoman Persian Miniatures Dervish Haji Veli. Antique 18 century Islamic Turkish Ottoman Indo-Persian Miniatures Dervish Haji Veli. Antique, 18th century, Islamic Turkish Ottoman, Indo-Persian, diptych miniatures finally hand painted on the camel bone. Miniature on the right is depicting a famous Sufi Dervish Haji Bektash Veli, with wild animals, hand painted within an arched niche.
Miniature on the left depicting a young man on horseback with a dog, most likely a Turkish Sultan of Rum, hand painted within an arched niche. Miniatures are mounted on the wood panel, flanked on the sides by engraved camel bone straps, and adorned on the top with a camel bone panel decorated with veneered fretwork on the velvet background. Haji Bektash Veli came to be considered the patron saint (pir) of the famed Janissary Corps. The photographs do not show the fine quality of the miniatures, figures of the dervish, the sultan and animals are painted naturalistically with correct proportions and extremely fine details, also, the surrounding plants are painted with great detail.
CONDITION: In its original condition as had been found, showing the age and heavy usage, The wood panel bent, from the age, to convex shape, the velvet backhand on the top panel which originally was green faded in to brown. Velvet on the bottom with brown discoloration left by the fretwork pattern of the missing panel, paintings with losses of paint, bone top panel damaged, lack of bottom panel. Green velvet on the back of the wood panel faded. The brass suspension loop is a 19th century addition.DIMENSIONS: Size of the frame. Height: 19.7 cm (7 3/4 in). Width: 22.3 cm (8 3/4 in). All items are guaranteed to be authentic antiques, and not reproductions. All our artifacts are accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity. Canadian buyers please note: We are required to charge HST or GST on all orders mailed to Canadian destinations.
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Welcome and thank you for visiting. The item "Antique Islamic Turkish Ottoman Indo Persian Miniatures Dervish Haji Veli" is in sale since Saturday, June 8, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Middle East". The seller is "eclecticmuseum" and is located in Ontario. This item can be shipped worldwide.