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6th Century BC Rhyton Is Exhibit of the Month for February at National Archaeological Museum
6th Century BC Rhyton Is Exhibit of the Month for February at National Archaeological Museum
A rhyton dated to the late 6th century BC (NAIM-BAS Photo)

A rhyton dated to the late 6th century BC is the exhibit of the month for February at the National Archaeological Institute with Museum at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (NAIM-BAS), the museum said on its website.  

The horn-shaped ritual vessel is made of silver and gold. It has an outturned rim decorated with oval and lotus flower elements, which were likely once gilded. An engraved scale motif separates the upper half of the rhyton from its ribbed lower half. The vessel has a 3 cm long gilded tip separated from the rhyton's body by a beaded ring. There is also a suspension ring attached to the tip of the rhyton.  

The exhibit is part of the ongoing exhibition of the Trebenishte treasure, marking 105 years since the discovery of the necropolis at Trebenishte. 1918 – 2023, which is on display at the museum until March 24, 2024. The exposition is jointly organized by NAIM-BAS, the Archaeological Museum of the Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia’s National Museum, and the Institute for Protection of Monuments of Culture and Museum in Ohrid. It presents over 600 finds from the necropolis near Trebenishte, located near Ohrid in North Macedonia, which was accidentally discovered by the Bulgarian Army during repair works in the spring of 1918 during WWI. The necropolis contains various valuable artifacts, including military equipment, gold insignia, silver and bronze vessels, and silver jewellery.

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