Tile, ca. 1270–80; Ilkhanid Iranian; Attributed to Kashan, Iran Molded and overglaze luster-painted composite body; 14 3/4 x 14 1/4 in. (37.5 x 36.2 cm). Rogers Fund, 1912 (12.49.4). www.metmuseum.org.
This is an example of the Chinese influence on Iranian art following the 13th century Mongol conquest. It depicts a phoenix soaring against the clouds with a lotus flower border.