Goat-Shaped Rhyton

1700.00 lv
The Panagyurishte Gold Treasure
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The rhyton with the protome of a goat inspires with the symbolism hidden in this seemingly primitive animal, and the deities sculpted on the edges of the vessel evoke real admiration. The goat is the master of peaks and an emblem of superiority, fertility, lust, potency and cunning. With its refined design and its elegant and graceful shapes, this rhyton is ready to be presented as a gift to a special person.On the neck of the rhyton there are relief figures of Hera, Artemis, Apollo and Niké.Hera is the goddess, patroness of marriage and guardian of mothers at birt.h Artemis, goddess of hunting, fertility, and life, bestows happiness in marriage when she is considered a virgin, and Apollo is a god of music, dance, poetry, medicine, and prophecies. He is depicted as a handsome young man with a lyre in his hand, Niké is the goddess of victory.

According to the Thracians, drinking from such a rhyton gives strength enough for a mortal to succeed in everything he does. Therefore, it is suitable as a gift for a birthday, wedding, a beloved woman or for ambitious and combative men.

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The rhyton is handmade from copper and gilded with 24-carat gold

Length: 20 cm,

weight: 82 g

Dimensions of the box: 26 x 21 x 15 cm,

weight: 1600 g,

color: light brown

Certificate in Bulgarian and English