Sacred Peacock statue by Unknown Artist

This statue, in the shape of the peacock god Malik-i-Tawus, is stated to have been a sacred emblem of the Yedizis, a people of Kurdistan, Armenia and the Caucasus who worship the redeemed Devil under the symbol of the peacock.

Details

Medium:
Wrought steel
Dimensions:
61 cm
Acquired in:
1912
Presented by:
Imre Schweiger through The Art Fund

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

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