Star Tile The Legacy of Genghis Khan: Courtly Art and Culture in Western Asia, 1256-1353 | Origin: Iran, Kashan | Period: circa 1300 | Collection: The Nasli M. Heeramaneck Collection, gift of Joan Palevsky (M.73.5.377) | Type: Ceramic; Architectural element, Fritware, overglaze luster-painted, with cobalt blue, Diameter: 8 1/4 in. (20.96 cm)
Mongolia has been ruled by various nomadic empires, including the Xiongnu, the Xianbei, the Rouran, the Gökturks, etc. The Mongol Empire was founded by Genghis Khan in 1206. After the collapse of the Yuan Dynasty in 1368, the Mongols returned to their earlier patterns of internal strife. In the 16th and 17th centuries, Mongolia came under the influence of Tibetan Buddhism. At the end of the 17th century, Mongolia had been incorporated into the area ruled by the Manchu-led Qing Dynasty.