Rhyton terminating in the forepart of a wild cat
Period: Parthian Date: ca. 1st century B.C. Geography: Iran Culture: Parthian Medium:
Silver, mercury gilding, музей Метрополитен
Rhyton in the form of a Saiga antelope head
Period: Sasanian Date: ca. 5th–6th century A.D. Geography: Poland, said to be from Volhynia Choniakow Culture: Sasanian Medium: Silver-gilt. Metropolitan Museum of Art.Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Rhyton terminating in the forepart of a ram
Period: Achaemenid Date: ca. 5th century B.C. Geography: Iran Culture: Achaemenid Medium: Silver
Vessel terminating in the forepart of a stag
Period: Hittite Empire Date: ca. 14th–13th century B.C. Geography: Central Anatolia Culture: Hittite Medium: Silver, gold inlay. Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Gold rhyton This horn-shaped drinking cup has a frieze of lotus and bud decoration just beneath the rim. Its protome is in the form of a winged lion. On loan from the National Museum of Iran. Said to be from Hamadan.
Wine horn wih gazelle protome; Iran, Sasanian period, 4th century CE; silver and gilt; Gift of Arthur M. Sackler, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, S1987.33
Achaemenid silver rhyton
7th c. Iranian silver griffin-shaped rhyton (ceremonial drinking vessel)
Gold Aries-shaped rhyton. The handle of the vessel ends in a lion figure. Relief figures of the sitting Dionysus and the bacchante Eriope are depicted on the neck of the rhyton. Dancing bacchantes are represented around them.
Gold deer-shaped rhyton. The figures of Athena, Paris, Hera and Aphrodite are represented on its neck.
Gold rhyton with a goat-protome-shaped lower part. The relief figures of Hera, Arthemis, Apollo and Nike are presented on its neck.