Ram-Head Drinking Vessel

Ram-Head Drinking Vessel

c. 600 BC

Silver

Overall: 30.3 x 19.8 x 18.7 cm (11 15/16 x 7 13/16 x 7 3/8 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 1963.479

Description

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.

See also
Collection: 
Near Eastern Art
Type of artwork: 
Metalwork
Medium: 
Silver

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