This painting is just exquisite. I had a hard time choosing which flowers to purchase at market as there is a set of four of these. The background is just as stunning as the flower. Painted on 13 ct. it’s amazing that they have so much detail. The coppery colored leaves and the gold are really striking. The painted area measures 12″ square. The calligraphy characters stand for (not in this order) Wisdom, Forgiveness, Friend, Grace, Truth, Destiny, Courage.