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Rhyton

 

an ancient drinking vessel that was in the shape of a horn and had a small opening at the lower narrow end. Usually used for wine, rhytons were made from metal, clay, or horn and were decorated with reliefs and engravings. A rhyton with a broad and shortened body and a base—sometimes with a handle—in the shape of an animal head was typical of ancient Greek art. An Asiatic rhyton had an elongated body and a base in the form of a sculpted animal or manlike figure.

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Two fragments of marble conical rhyta (42, 43, Fig.
One production locus of such marble conical rhyta has already been identified at the site of Kulaksizlar in central-western Anatolia, nearly a hundred kilometers east of the province of Izmir.
In addition to the two fragments of marble conical rhyta, a rim fragment of a marble bowl (44, Fig.
The presence of exotic marble conical rhyta attests to the site's participation in the exchange networks that are already well known in the Late Neolithic Aegean.
for rhyta in the 5th and 4th centuries (Hoffmann 1962; Kopcke 1964, p.
Patterned conical rhyta of LH IIIB usually have a large panel on the upper third of the vessel in which the motif is placed.
Serving vessels include kraters, jugs/amphoras/ hydrias, rhyta, larger basins, and dippers.
The Household Shrine in the House of the Rhyta at Pseira," in Laffineur and Hagg 2001, pp.