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Ram-Head Drinking Vessel

c. 600 BCE
Overall: 30.3 x 19.8 x 18.7 cm (11 15/16 x 7 13/16 x 7 3/8 in.)
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The Medes, who conquered the Assyrians, were soon conquered by the Achaemenian Cyrus the Great, king of Persia from 559 to 529 BC. The rhyton, or horn-shaped drinking vessel, popular among the Medes, was adopted by the Achaemenians.
Ram-Head Drinking Vessel

Ram-Head Drinking Vessel

c. 600 BCE

Iran, Median

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