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Raleigh J. Finkelstein Hall -> 2nd Floor (FINK)
Location Notes:
Fink; 2nd Floor; Office Suite Across from room 216B

The Art of India ➔ Peacock on Branch

Artwork
Identifier:
2016.8.3
Artist:
Babulal Marotia
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Paint on Paper (Original is in the GVSU Collection)
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 24 in Width: 18.25 in
Description:
An image of a peacock on a branch against a gold background. It is facing away with its tail down. The border has various flowers that are different colors.
Historical Context:
The peacock has been a favorite bird in Indian designs since the age of rock shelters and cave paintings. The dancing peacocks rejoice at the prospect of rains, and arouse the feeling of intense love in the heart of both, lover and beloved. Mughal Emperors raised peacocks to grace royal gardens because their presence made a symbol of the heavenly garden, the paradise.

Library of Congress Subjects:
Peacocks