c. 600 BC
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
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.
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