Dragons in Chinese and Islamic Art

While mythical creates had appeared in Islamic art even prior to the Mongol invasion dragons became a more regular feature of Islamic Art, especially in the Islamic East, after the Mongol invasion. Thus there are similarities between Persianate Islamic art and Chinese art after the Mongol invasion of the Islamic and the Chinese worlds. Here are some examples from Islamic Art and Chinese Art.

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Dragon Motif from China from the time of the Yuan Dynasty which was Mongolian in Origin.
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Dragon Motif from a Mughal carpet from India (c. 1590)

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Dragon Motif from Persia by the Artist Aqa Mirak (c. 1530)

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