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Lot 140, Auction 5/30/2017: 15th C. Persian Lead Panel w/ Twin Peacocks

Near East, Persia, ca. 15th to 17th century CE. A pretty decorative tile made of cast lead with a motif of two peacocks gazing at one another on a background of dense foliage. The peacock as an artistic/iconographic motif originated in India, where it was linked with the sun, beauty, glory, immortality, and wisdom; this iconography spread to Babylonia, Persia, and Asia Minor. Comes with custom stand. Size: 3.5" W x 3.5" H (8.9 cm x 8.9 cm); height on stand: 4.7" (11.9 cm)

Condition: Excellent remaining details. White deposits on surface. Slight bending to form.

Provenance: private Orange County, California, USA collection acquired before 2000

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