The next two Plates, Twelve and Thirteen, are
examples from the first group, those with medallions, mentioned
in the last Plate description.
A host of wild crane in the central medallion
has given Plate Twelve its more common name, "The Getty
Crane Carpet". In general the drawing is more naive and
robust than Plate Eleven, known as the Paris-Cracow carpet,
but “The Getty Crane Carpet” scores heavily with
its wonderfully poised central medallion and pendants.
As in the Paris-Cracow carpet, Chinese influences
abound in the field of Plate Thirteen with cloudbands and pairs
of Dragon and Phoenix looking like they are getting ready for
combat. Surprisingly, in the corner-pieces, some have surmised
the Angels are dressed in what appears to be Chinese garb.
To be truthful, the animals are not in combat
but rather they stalk each other in a mythical, heaven on earth
landscape Arthur Upham Pope christened the "Paradise Park".