17,0 cm high
This peacock was meant to be on the top of a pole.
The loops were for peacockfeathers and jewellery
C.Mallebrein, page 482
Metal with a core of clay
The Mahlia-Kond live in the tribal-area of Orissa in the north-east of India
From the middle of the 19th century till the beginning of the 20th century nomadic blacksmiths manufactured these statues for the Kond in cire perdue (lost-wax technique)
For more information please read the article by Barbara Boal in “Publications”