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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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This extraordinary rhyton, however, comes from Afghanistan of the Turko Shahi period.
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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.
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Rhyton Cretan Thyme Honey, PS12.90, from All Greek, Stephenson Street Co-owner Larissa Konstantinidou says: "A honey of exceptional quality with a characteristic and distinct aroma.
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