This rhyton is shaped with protome of he-goat, which sculptures the whole front part of the animal’s body. It is the only vessel in the Panagyurishte Thracian Gold treasure set without handles because its long and narrow neck can be held easily. The neck illustrates scene with four figures. In the middle Zeu’s wife Hera is seated on a throne. On her left side is standing Artemis, the Goddess of hunting, portrayed with the typical for her bow held by her left hand. On Hera’s right side there is Apollo, also holding a bow. On the back part of the neck there is the winged Goddess of victory Nike with ribbon in her right hand. All details of the bodies, clothing and attributes are rendered with pedantic care. The figure of Nike is modelled more expressively and dynamically of all.
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.