Rhyton (drinking horn)

Object Name: 
Rhyton (drinking horn)

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Object Name: 
Rhyton (drinking horn)
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 21 cm; Mouth Diam: 10.3 cm
On Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Gawain McKinley
Web Description: 
Used for drinking wine, this unusually shaped vessel was designed to terminate in the head of an animal, perhaps a snail.
McKinley, Gawain, Source
Primary Description: 
Transparent pale bluish-green glass with small bubbles; blown and tooled. Horn shaped rhyton with animal head on hollow conical foot; rim curves outward and upward, with lip rounded by folding outward and downward and fire-polishing; wall tapers, descending almost vertically, then curving outward and downward; terminal in form of animal's head with two knobbed "horns" and long narrow snout, open at tip; hollow conical base made from separate gather, with footrim cracked off and ground flat; no pontil mark.
The Fragile Art: Extraordinary Objects from The Corning Museum of Glass
Park Avenue Armory 2009-01-23 through 2009-02-01
The 55th Annual Winter Antiques Show
Liquid Refreshment: 2000 Years of Drinks and Drinking Glasses
Corning Museum of Glass 1993-04-24 through 1994-12-31
Glass of the Caesars
British Museum 1987-11-18 through 1988-03-06
Romisch-Germanisches Museum 1988-04-15 through 1988-10-18
Musei Capitolini 1988-11-03 through 1989-01-31
Corning Museum of Glass
Afghanistan: Forging Civilizations along the Silk Road (2012) illustrated, p. 56, fig. 5; BIB# 132698
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume One (1997) pp. 118-119, #184; p. 341, #184; BIB# 58895
Liquid Refreshment Exhibition to Open at Corning Museum (1993-03-26) illustrated, p. 51;
L'Histoire du Verre: A Travers Les Tresors du Musee de Corning (1990) illustrated, pp. 56-57;
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1987 (1988) illustrated, pp. 5, 8;
Recent Important Acquisitions, 30 (1988) illustrated, p. 102, #3; BIB# AI20606