MS1556

A Near East Peacock Form Menorah, Iran, ca. 12th-14th century A.D.

Cast brass stylized peacock form menorah depicted with a spread fan tail featuring seven small oil cups.  In the Torah, the peacock is described as a symbol of the faith of the people.

Dimensions:Height: 4 1/4 inches (10.8 cm)

Condition:The menorah is intact and in excellent condition overall with fine, deep brown-black surface patina and scattered areas of light encrustation.  Museum quality custom mount.

Provenance:The Nourollah Elganian Collection of Ancient Art, assembled 1950-1970's. Nourollah Elganian (1915 - 2009), NYC., came to the U.S. from Iran on a business trip in the late 1940s. Nourollah, who was in the import and export business at the time, liked it so much that he decided to stay and moved his family here. He bought land in Manhattan in the 1950s and 1960s on Second and Third avenues.




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