This vessel was found in a niche of the South female tomb of Haimanova Mohyla barrow, which was, supposedly, a family burial site of a Scythian king. Kylix was found with a group of other precious vessels, one of which was the silver cup depicting the Scythians.
Greeks mainly manufactured ceramic kylixes, but Scythian elites preferably used similar silver vessels. They were probably more comfortable on long journeys and more reliable. Moreover, they emphasized the status of the owner.