This rhyton, shaped as a female’s head, is one of the two identical rhytons shaped as a female’s head. The rhyton woman’s neck is long and bare, but widen downward into the base of the vessel, and bears an incised necklace with pendants. The central pendant of the necklace is shaped as a lion’s head medallion with opening in the mouth. The handle of the rhyton ends upwards into sphinx’ body. The sphinx’ wings of one of the two identical rhytons (with female’s head) have been cut off and are missing from the original. In two of the identical rhytons the elaborate hair-cuts are covered with veils, which gather the hair on the neck, decorated with wave-like bands, small stars and dots.
The technique used for this replica is molding with brass. Then the brass is hand-carved to form fine details of the vessel. Next step is covering the brass molding with liquid nickel to provide a stable and durable subsurface for the final finish. The final finish cover of the object is made with a pure gold in a special bath, which creates the glamorous and exquisite look of the replica treasure. The replica made with brass molding and gold finish is heavier than replica made through the “galvanoplastic” technique.