The Panagyurishte Gold Treasure 7 products
The phiala is handmade from copper and gilded with 24-carat gold.
Anthropomorphic jug with griffins, a lion's head, sphinx and palm trees. The rich and exquisite decoration of this vessel requires a detailed description to determine the symbolism of each mythical creature depicted. Griffins are an ancient symbol of solar energy, fierce protectors of wealth.
The other rhyton from the Panagyurishte treasure represents the head of a young ram with barely protruding horns. The handle of the vessel ends with the figure of a lion. Dionysus (Zagreus) is a Thracian god of the reviving and dying nature, of wine, viticulture and merriment.
One of the most inspiring vessels from the Panagyurishte treasure is the Stag Head Rhyton. Its handle is a lion with paws on the ridge of the vessel. At the base is an artfully made small female head. The horn has many embossed figurines depicting the myths of Paris and the three goddesses.
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.