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Peacock

Accession Number
1959/1.116

Title
Peacock

Artist(s)
Iranian

Artist Nationality
Iranian

Object Creation Date
12th century

Medium & Support
bronze with engraved decoration

Dimensions
7 3/4 in. x 6 in. ( 19.7 cm x 15.2 cm )

Credit Line
Museum Purchase

Subject matter
Depiction of birds in the Seljuk period was very common. This statue depicts a peacock.

Physical Description
A bronze statue in the shape of a peacock, this piece has engraved decorations and is made in the Seljuk style of metalwork.

Primary Object Classification
Sculpture

Primary Object Type
model

Additional Object Classification(s)
Metalwork

Collection Area
Western

Rights
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Keywords
Islamic (culture or style)
metalwork (visual works)

3 Related Resources

Arts from Persia and Iran
(Part of: Ancient and Classical Civilizations)
Visual Cultures of Islam- Metalwork
(Part of: Visual Cultures of Islam )

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