ACHMAENINID PERSIAN METALWORK: Rhyton (Drinking Vessel) Achaemenid. 5th - 3rd centuries BCE. gold. Archaeological Museum, Tehran, Iran. A rhyton is a container from which wines, such as the famous Shiraz wine, were intended to be drunk, or poured in a ceremony. The shape was derived from drinking horns . It is possible they were copied from the Uratians and made popular popular by the Medes .
Pair of Bracelets with Winged-caprid Terminals Provenance Iran Period Persia, Achaemenid period Year Mid-6th to 4th centuries B.C. Materials Gold, cloisonne inlay of lapis lazuli, carnelian Dimensions H-11.2 W-11.1
rhyton; Achaemenid; 5thC BC; Erzincan. Gilt silver rhyton: hammered and horizontally fluted silver horn with attached lost-wax cast protome in the form of the foreparts of a horned winged griffin who wears a necklace, originally set with a gem pendant, subsequently detached and missing; around the rim is an ornamented band in relief, composed of palmettes and lotus-buds, every alternate