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Gold Scythian Panther Head, 400 BCE [Object of the Day #3]

Panther Rhyton

By: Amy Ellsworth

This gold panther head decorated a wooden rhyton or drinking vessel that was part of the Maikop Treasure. The Maikop Treasure consists of more than 300 objects ranging in date from the Bronze Age through the Medieval period, currently held in four institutions—the Staatliche Museen, the Museum für Vor- und Frühgeschichte in Berlin, the Penn […]

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