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Attic drinking vessel (rhyton)
Persian period, 4th century BCE
H: 29.5; W: 19.7; Diam: 17.9 cm
Israel Antiquities Authority
Accession number: IAA 1979-356
This vessel, made in Greece, imitates gold or silver rhytons originating in Persia. Its lower part is in the shape of a lion-headed horse. The wine flowed out of a perforation between the animal’s front legs.

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir