Bronze Rhyton Sasanian goddess Sculpture atop gazelle Rhyta statue 14" Artifact

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Seller: koolkollectables2012 (2,438) 100%, Location: Isle of Palms, South Carolina, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 323746043639 Rare bronze sculpture, in the form of a Rhyton. This rhyta depicts a Sasanian goddess on top of a gazelle on a stand without a spout. This piece is stunning with incredible engraved detail, hand cast, very heavy. Measures appx 14" tall, see photo's. Taken under natural light outside. White back ground is by day. Last photo is from the Cleveland museum of art, "Rhyton: The Buffalo-Slayer Goddess, c. 600-700, Iran. Types of rhyta. There are basically three principal types of rhyta: the bent rhyta, the head rhyta, and the complete rhyta. Most of the bent rhyta have an elongated upper part and a lower part in the form of an animal forepart. From these bent rhyta were developed another type, rhyta that have the upper part styled in the form of human or animal heads, which the present author calls head-rhyta (in German Kopf-Rhyta). A good example is the ‘Drvaspa-Rhyton’ in the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio (Shepherd, 1966, pp. 289-317; it was found in the Deylamān region of Iran, south of the Caspian Sea, and is dated to the 6th/7th century BCE. The metal rhyta are composed of two main parts: the upper part, that is, the vessel, which was hammered out of one or more pieces, and the lower part, the protome, formed from a number of pieces; the two parts were then soldered together. Engraving and gilding was added to the completed pieces. Such techniques can still be found, for example, in Isfahan (Westphal-Hellbusch and Bruns, 1974, pp. 52-115). *Shipping - eBay shipping calculator is often high, wait to pay and I will invoice total. Items are shipped next business day, insured, securely wrapped with new and recycled materials. I ship worldwide if possible. *Listed prices reflect comparable sales, all offers are considered, please inspect photo's as they are part of the description. Items are available for inspection locally. *Feedback is important to sellers, please leave positive feedback when you receive item, if there is an issue contact me so I can resolve. Returns are accepted for not as described, notify immediately upon receipt. *I offer free ship for reasonable best offers sellers discretion. All offers are considered, don't be shy, there is no reserve. Upon purchase or prior to, inquire or wait for invoice, as eBay ship calculator is often wrong, it is only an estimate. Condition: Stunning Bronze Sasanian goddess Sculpture atop gazelle Rhyta 14" tall. Antique heavy statue bust with incredible detail, in excellent condition., Provenance: Ownership History Available, Material: Bronze

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