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.

British Museum

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Opening times

Daily, 10am – 5.30pm (Fri until 8.30pm) Closed 24 – 26 Dec and 1 Jan