This is one of a well-known series of tiles depicting dragons that are thought to come from Takht-i Sulayman. This attribution is on the basis of a group of tiles, very probably from the same moulds, that were decorated in the lajvardina technique, a number of which were found there (The Arts of Islam, exhibition catalogue, London, 1976, no.388, p.259). A well-published lustre example is in the Victoria and Albert Museum (Linda Komaroff and Stefano Carboni (eds.), The Legacy of Ghengis Khan, exhibition catalogue, New York, 2002, cat.100, ill.p.95). A further example was sold from the collection of Charles Gillot in our Paris saleroom, 4 March 2008, lot 4.