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A hornlike drinking vessel of ancient times, often having a pointed end shaped like an animal or animal's head.

[Greek rhuton, from neuter of rhutos, fluid, liquid; see sreu- in Indo-European roots.]


n, pl -ta (-tə)
(Historical Terms) (in ancient Greece) a horn-shaped drinking vessel with a hole in the pointed end through which to drink
[C19: from Greek rhuton, from rhutos flowing; related to rhein to flow]
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More than 40 historical objects are on display, including the golden dagger of Darius the Great and a golden rhyton with a lion's head from the Achaemenid era.
In addition to this abundant written material, a good number of beautiful utilitarian objects, more or less connected with the magical activities of the owner, have been found in this multi-roomed dwelling: a mug in the form of lion's head, (80) an ivory figurine, a Cypriot rhyton, a libation chimney-pipe, etc.
They date from the Song to the Qing dynasty, with the majority from the Qianlong period (1736-95) such as the imperial-dated rhyton ('gong' vessel), the interior carved with a poem composed by the Qianlong emperor, with a mark corresponding to 1792 and of the period (Fig.
The wine was consumed in a variety of vessels including the kylix, skyphos, kantharos and rhyton.
Rhyton Cretan Thyme Honey is a winner on two different fronts: as a first-quality specialty gastronomic product, and as an outstanding example of how to label and pack such a product.
Kington's double delight On an afternoon for firsts, conditional jockey John Kington steered home his first double after Jim Tango took the 2m1f novice hurdle and Rhyton landed the 3m novice handicap hurdle.
The rhyton from Danilo; structure and symbolism of a middle Neolithic cult-vessel.
I had been urged to visit by friends who had attended the October 2010 re-opening of the museum, which now boasts not only its vast collection but also a remodelled interior that is modern, clean and bright and that welcomes non-Bulgarian speakers with information signs in generally acceptable English, especially helpful for those who might not know their rhyton from their python.
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55 1 SUN TZU (IRE) Mr T Weston (5-2 Fav) 2 Rhyton (IRE) J Kington (14-1) 3 Claimant (IRE) S P Jones (8-1).
55) The first of these lovely objects is a fountain in the shape of a rhyton, or drinking horn (fig.
Nearly all, however, bear a drinking cup, or rhyton, in their raised hand, rather diminishing the comparison with Hirschlanden, and fall within a group characterised by being relatively lightly armed compared to other Scythian examples.