Roundtable on Nisa Rhytons

On 16th of October, the main building of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts hosted a roundtable on the Nisa rhytons from the museum collection. Art historians, archaeologists and conservators gave presentations on the origin of the rhytons, the history of their discovery, exhibiting and conservation.

Rhytons are horn-shaped vessels. The four rhytons from The Pushkin State Museum collection were found among others in the fall of 1948 in Old Nisa, a cult centre for Arsacids. Damaged in a notorious Ashkhabad earthquake of 1948, they were saved thanks to the heroic efforts of the conservators of the time.

This year, for the first time since 1950, the rhytons were brought to the conservation workshop. After the analytical research and comprehensive restoration, they will soon return to the museum's exhibition space.