Rhyton in the Shape of a Saiga Antelope Head from Khoniakiv


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Technical Notes

silver with gilding / 28.19 cm height x 18.01 cm width / 788 g weight

Major Eurasian Silver Publications

*Only mentioned in a list in K. V. Trever and V. G. Lukonin, Sasanidskoe serebro: sobranie Gosudarstvennogo Ermitazha: khudozhestvenniia kul’tura Irana III-VIII vekov (Moscow: Iskusstvo, 1987), 122.

Additional Bibliography

Bieńkowski, Piotr. ‘O Skarbie Srebrnym z Choniakowa na Wolyniu’. Światowit 13 (1929): 149–81.

Demange, Françoise, ed. Les Perses sassanides: Fastes d’un empire oublié (224-642). Paris: Musée Cernuschi, 2006. 

Grabar, Oleg. Sasanian Silver: Late Antique and Early Mediaeval Arts of Luxury from Iran. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Museum of Art, 1967.

Hensellek, Betty. “The Lives of a Silver Saiga: A Biography of the Khoniakiv Silver Hoard.” Forthcoming in Essays on the Art of Ancient West and Central Asia Presented to Prudence Oliver Harper, edited by B. Hensellek and J. A. Lerner.

Image Credits

Featured Image

Author’s own photograph

Page Images

(1) The Metropolitan Museum of Art / Public Domain

(2-4) Author’s own photographs