Sculpture of Granite Peacock

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An exceptional carved granite peacock from the Art Deco period, with unfurled tail and articulated feathers, on integral rectangular base, Indian, circa 1930.

Traditionally placed at the entrances to Indian palaces, temples and other significant buildings, peacocks were considered excellent guards because of their aggressive temperament and snake-eating abilities. Carved stone peacocks can be found at the entrance to the splendid Lukshmi Vilas palace in Gujarat, India, and the most magnificent tiled peacock gate may be seen at the City Palace in Jaipur, among other examples. Designated as the national bird of India, the peacock is frequently represented in mythology, poetry, folk music, and art. Moreover, the peacock is associated with several Hindu deities, including Indra, the god of thunder, rain, and war.

Details

  • Of the Period
    Art Deco
  • Place of Origin
    India
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1930
  • Period
    Early 20th Century
  • Materials and Techniques
    Carved   Granite
  • Condition
    Excellent. The dealer prefers to quote shipping on this item after they know your location. If there are additional shipping costs, a quote will be emailed for your approval typically 24-48 hours after you check out. .
    Dimensions
    68 in. H x 77 in. W x 18 in. D
    173 cm H x 196 cm W x 46 cm D
  • Seller Location
    Katonah, NY
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    LU86444780883
About the Seller

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Located in Katonah, NY

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