Pythagoras claimed the peacock as the reincarnation of the soul of the epic-maker Homer. Later, the Christian mystic Augustine wrote that peacocks are a symbol of resurrection.
3. William French de Morgan - plate, c. 1855, Musee D'Orsay, Paris.
4. Japanese plate, Musee Guimet, Paris.
5Japanese inro, Musee Guimet, Paris.
6 Rene Lalique - pendant with gold, pearls, opals, diamonds, and enamel, 1901, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC.