Mongolian horsemen with falcons, cats and rabbits. [Eight original paintings on silk].
Mongolia, mid to late 19th - early 20th century. Oblong (27 x 35 cm). Eight paintings on silk, each mounted on large, iridescent silk sheets, and framed behind glass. Early to mid-20th century black varnished, bevelled wooden frames, each measuring 38.0 x 47.5 cm.
A suite of eight, uniform-sized paintings, each depicting a hunting scene, and all in uniform frames. The animals - including a cat or lynx, and a white rabbit, may be of a symbolic nature; two paintings, however, show falcons which reflect a genuine hunting method. One frame slightly differs from the others in being thinner, without bevelled edges. Some wear to the frames, the varnish partly abraded; silk irregularly spotted, as if being painted on the versos too. Colouring vivid and strong. A very nice, unique ensemble.