- an ancient Greek drinking horn, made of pottery or metal, having a base in the form of the head of a woman or animal.
Origin of rhyton
Examples from the Web for rhyton
Historical Examples of rhyton
In the second specimen there is no large disk, and the figure is holding up what is apparently a rhyton or drinking-horn.
On the left of the woman is a nude youth holding up a rhyton.
He has a cup in the left hand and a rhyton in the right hand.
A man, bearded, reclines on a couch, and holds up a rhyton in his right hand.
A boy in a short tunic stands on the right, and holds a kyathos for drawing wine; a rhyton and a vase are seen above his head.
- (in ancient Greece) a horn-shaped drinking vessel with a hole in the pointed end through which to drink