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Antique Gilt Bronze Mid-East Persian Rhyton Lion Cup, Rare

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We are offering a rare & wonderful Gilt Bronze Achaemenid (Persian Empire) Rhyton Lion cup. 19th c Grand Tour piece, (Approximate age of this piece is between 1860 to 1880's A Rhyton is a roughly conical container from which fluids were intended to be drunk in ceremonies. Typically formed in the shape of an animal's head, and were produced over large areas of ancient Eurasia, especially from Persia to the Balkans. Dimensions: Height: 4 1/4" Width : 4 1/2" Depth: 2 1/2" Weight: 574 g. Condition: Very good age related condition. Minor crack inside cup some small minor dents to the piece from age & use Some gold gilding is worn from use and handling over the years. Id. 40 Loc. F