Erebuni Museum

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Erebuni Museum Hall - Display 19

 Rhytons or drinking horns were common in the Near East during the Achaemenid period, coming from a long lineage of type. It is thought these drinking horns are the descendents of clay zoomorphic (animal representations of gods) vessels common in West Asia. Most probably they have a religious connotation though it is still unknown which religion they relate to. Three more rhytons similar to ones found in Erebuni were discovered in Historic (Western) Armenia, two of which are displayed in the Louvre in Paris and one in the British Museum in London.