This rhyton of the replica treasure set is shaped as a young ram with slightly grown horns. Its neck is of conical shape and ends with a down-turned rim covered with floral decoration. The head is masterly modelled. There is an opening in the animal’s mouth for pouring the liquid. The handle ends with the body of a lion whose forepaws rest on the mouth-rim. The neck is covered with high quality relief decoration consisting of four figures: two maenads entranced by dancing, a man and another woman. The inscription in dots above their heads says that these are the God of wine and merry-making Dionysus and the Nymph Eriope.
The technique used for this replica of the amphora-rhyton is called “galvanoplastic”, which allows an exact replica to be made, but with a much lighter material. Our team of designers creates a precise carving on a silicone mold in which we pour wax. The wax takes the form of the object, which after that we cover with metal through galvanoplasty process, and finish it with gold cover.