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Creator Nationality: Asian; Middle Eastern; Persian
Creator Name-CRT: Iranian
Title: Tile
Title Type: Object name
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1270
Creation End Date: 1280
Creation Date: ca. 1270-80
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Ceramics
Materials and Techniques: Molded and overglaze luster-painted composite body
Dimensions: 14 3/4 x 14 1/4 in. (37.5 x 36.2 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 12.49.4
Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1912

This tile, with its bold design of a phoenix soaring on a background of cloud bands and its lotus border, is an excellent example of the Chinese influence on Iranian iconography following the thirteenth-century Mongol conquest.

AMICA ID: MMA_.12.49.4
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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