The area that through most of historic times has been known as Persia , has had a colorful but turbulent history. It has suffered invasion after invasion. Some of these invasions have led to a flowering of high culture, some just the destruction of the current culture.
The Seljuk Turks invaded the area early in the 11th century (1037 AD) and ruled the area for about 2 hundred years before the Mongol’s attacked in the early 13th (1220 to 1235 approximately). The Seljuk culture was one of the Golden Ages of the Persian Arts. It was a time of beautiful ceramics, textiles and metalwork. Unfortunately for us, the Mongol conquest destroyed most of the artifacts of the Saljuki culture. A few remain, and some of the most intriguing are a group of Stucco figures.