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Deer-head rhyton
AF 1887
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

İt is a sample of antique pottery of Azerbaijan. The rhyton was manufactured with a high level of artistic taste and proficiency.

History of the Object
Vessels of this type were reputed to be a main form of animal worshiping. The deer was a symbol of noblesse and wisdom, its antlers symbolized strength and power.

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Type
Archaeological 
Materials
Red clay 
Measurements
Height 18,5 cm, mouth diameter 10 cm, bottom diameter 3,5 cm 
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Azerbaijan 
Geography
Azerbaijan 
Time period
BCE 1st century ~ BCE 2nd century 
Creation date
BCE; 2nd Century - 1st Century 
Function
It is a goblet used for religious rituals. In ancient times wine was used as a sacred drink during various rites. 
Acquisition
It was discovered during archaeological excavations in Mingechevir. 
Copyright
 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
The National Museum of History of Azerbaijan 
Museum
ANAS National Museum of the History of Azerbaijan 
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