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.
Sacred Peacock statue by Unknown Artist, 17001750
© British Museum
- Wrought steel
- 61 cm
- Acquired in:
- Presented by:
- Imre Schweiger through The Art Fund