Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Rhyton terminating in the forepart of a ram

Period:
Achaemenid
Date:
ca. 5th century B.C.
Geography:
Iran
Culture:
Achaemenid
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
7.87 x 4.72 x 4.84 in. (19.99 x 11.99 x 12.29 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Vessels
Credit Line:
Gift of Norbert Schimmel Trust, 1989
Accession Number:
1989.281.30
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 405
By 1968, collection of Norbert Schimmel, New York; from 1983, on loan to the Museum by Norbert Schimmel (L.1983.119.34); acquired by the Museum in 1989, gift of Norbert Schimmel Trust.

“Ancient Art: The Norbert Schimmel Collection,” Cleveland Museum of Art, Dallas Museum of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1974–1977.

“Von Troja bis Amarna,” Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Archäologische Staatssammlung, Munich, Germany, 1978–1979.

“Ancient Art: Gifts from the Norbert Schimmel Collection to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.” The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, June 4, 1991–September 15, 1991.

“The Golden Deer of Eurasia,” The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Palazzo Reale, Milan, 2000–2001.

Muscarella, Oscar W., ed. 1974. Ancient Art: The Norbert Schimmel Collection. Mainz: Philipp Von Zabern, no. 155.

Muscarella, Oscar W. 1975. "The Norbert Schimmel Collection," Art News, January 1975, p. 75.

Settgast, Jürgen, ed. 1978. Von Troja bis Amarna: The Norbert Schimmel Collection New York. Mainz: Philipp Von Zabern, no. 177.

Koch, Heidemarie. 1992. Es Kündet Dareios der König...: Vom Leben im persischen Großreich. Mainz: Philipp Von Zabern, p. 231, pl. 22.

Muscarella, Oscar W. 1992. "Rhyton Terminating in the Forepart of a Ram." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 49 (4), Ancient Art: Gifts from the Norbert Schimmel Collection (Spring 1992), pp. 16-17.

Aruz, Joan and Ann Farkas, Andrei Alekseev, and Elena Korolkova, eds. 2000. The Golden Deer of Eurasia: Scythian and Sarmatian Treasures from the Russian Steppes, exh. cat. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 154, no. 68.
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