Rhyton

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Rhyton

(from Greek) A drinking vessel used in many parts of the ancient world. Most ancient glass rhytons are of the Roman period. They are in the form of a horn, sometimes with the head of an animal at the tip. The tip is perforated, and one drank from it by holding the rhyton above one’s head and catching the stream of liquid in the mouth.

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Rhytons
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