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PIG'S HEAD Rare Mycenaean zoomorphic rhyton (cult vessel) from Ayios Konstantinos in Methana. 14th-13th C. BC. Piraeus Archaeological Museum

PIG'S HEAD Rare Mycenaean zoomorphic rhyton (cult vessel) from Ayios…

Rhyton with a caracal cat and a fowl, Iran or Central Asia, late 1st century B.C. Silver with gilding. The Miho Museum, Kyoto, Japan.

Silver Rhyton of caracal cat (lynx-like cat native to Central Asia) and gilded bird. Iran or Central Asia, The Miho Museum Kyoto, Japan

Achmaenid Persian Rhyton (Drinking Vessel) Achaemenid. 5th - 3rd centuries BCE. gold. Archaeological Museum, Tehran, Iran.

Drinking Horns and Accessories for the Modern Barbarian. Handmade Drinking Horn Tankards, Viking Horns, Cups, and more.

Name: Gold Cup from Vapheio.  Period: Late Helladic IDate:ca. 1600-1450 B.C.  Culture: Mycenaean   Medium:gold electrotype  Source: The Metropolatin Museum of Art

(Millennium Oldest Gold) Greek Gold Cup from Vapheio. Late Helladic ca 1450 BCE. The Metropolatin Museum of Art

Geç Hellas IIIB

Terracotta stirrup jarTerracotta stirrup jar Period: Late Helladic IIIB Date: ca.

Gold Rhyton - Athens, National Archeology Museum by Schumata, via Flickr

"Gold rhyton in the shape of a lion's head from Grave IV of Grave Circle A in Mycenae. It is an exquisite example of Mycenaean embossed work. Dated to the century BCE.

Glass ornaments with recumbent deer

Mycenaean Glass ornaments with recumbent deer Period: Late Helladic III Date…

A PARTHIAN POTTERY RAM-HEADED RHYTON   CIRCA 3RD-1ST CENTURY B.C.   Of trumpet form, terminating in the forequarters of a ram with curling horns, slit-like mouth, applied circular eyes, and a pouring spout between the bent forelegs, with remains of red painted vertical bands of triangular and scrolling decoration down the front of the vessel  11 in. (28 cm.) high

A PARTHIAN POTTERY RAM-HEADED RHYTON CIRCA 3RD-1ST CENTURY B.C. Of trumpet form, terminating in the forequarters of a ram with curling horns, slit-like mouth, applied circular eyes, and a pouring spout between the bent forelegs, with remains of red painted vertical bands of triangular and scrolling decoration down the front of the vessel 11 in. (28 cm.) high

Cosmetics Container with Animals Greek made in Corinth about 570 BCE perhaps produced by the Chimaera Painter Terracotta

*GREECE ~ Cosmetics Container with Animals Greek made in Corinth about 570 BCE perhaps produced by the Chimaera Painter Terracotta

"Mask of Agamemnon" (c1500 BC) found in shaft tomb at Mycenae. repoussé gold. National Museum, Athens

These bowls are a continuation of a tradition started in the Assyrian period, where they would be given as royal gifts for their weight in the precious metal they were made of.

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