Darius the Great BCE) Under his reign, the Persian Empire reached the pinnacle of its power and the fullest extent of its size. His domain consisted of over 40 different ethnic tribes, and stretched from India to the Balkans covering almost thre
Achaemenid Gold Ribbed Cup, 6th-4th Century BCThe closest parallels to this cup are similar shaped cups that have been adapted into rhyton vessels by the addition of an animal shaped spout. The ridged...
Achaemenid Gold Earring Hoops BC - 400 BC) Archaemenid also known as the First Persian Empire, was a Persian empire in Western Asia, founded in the century BC by Cyrus the Great who overthrew the Median confederation.
Lapis lazuli and gold staff handle; cylindrical gold socket with terminal in the form of two lapis lazuli lion heads; the socket is decorated with repoussé work; traces of ivory or bone inside; modern fake in Achaemenid style.
Giant Griffin, Persian, circa BC Early references to griffins are found in ancient Persian and Egyptian mythology. Griffins were often used as statues in Persian palaces. These early statues usually showed the griffins with horizontal wings lying