Achaemenid rhyton

Unveiling the Allure of Persian Artifacts: The Enigmatic Lapis Lazuli in Ancient Achaemenid Rhytons

In the hallowed halls of the Abegg-Stiftung Foundation in Switzerland lies a treasure that transcends time – a Persian Achaemenid rhyton, a drinking vessel that encapsulates the opulence and artistry of a bygone era. Crafted between the 6th and 5th centuries BCE, this exquisite piece stands as a testament to the unparalleled craftsmanship of ancient