Greek Rhyton Cups Photos

Rhyton (pl. rhyta) are ceramic (sometimes metal) cups for libations shaped so they cannot be set down without spilling the contents. Rhytons mostly take the form of animal heads, but other unusual shapes were used. Included are small pouring vessels for comparison.

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Greek terracotta red-figure drinking vessel in form of head of Satyr at Antikensammlungen. Munich, Germany.Ram-head Greek ceramic red-figure rhyton attrib. to Brygos Painter at Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH.Ancient Greek red-figured ram's head rhyton at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Rhyton in form of head of ram from Taranto at Petit Palace Museum. Paris, France.
Greek terracotta red-figure drinking vessel in form of head of Satyr (c440 BCE) at Antikensammlungen. Munich, Germany.Ram-head Greek ceramic red-figure rhyton (480-470 BCE) attrib. to Brygos Painter at Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH.Ancient Greek red-figured ram's head rhyton (c450 BCE) at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Rhyton in form of head of ram (c350-340 BCE) from Taranto at Petit Palace Museum. Paris, France.
Greek silver & gold bull's head ceremonial cup from Eastern Mediterranean at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.Greek terracotta red-figure drinking cup in form of bull's head from Tarentum, Southern Italy at RISD Museum. Providence, RI.Rhyton in form of head of cow from Taranto at Petit Palace Museum. Paris, France.Greek terracotta Rhyton in shape of bull's head at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.
Greek silver & gold bull's head ceremonial cup (c100 BCE - 100 CE) from Eastern Mediterranean at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.Greek terracotta red-figure drinking cup (rhyton) in form of bull's head (after 350 BCE) from Tarentum, Southern Italy at RISD Museum. Providence, RI.Rhyton in form of head of cow (c350-330 BCE) from Taranto at Petit Palace Museum. Paris, France.Greek terracotta Rhyton (ritual drinking cup) in shape of bull's head at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.
Rhyton in form of head of horse from southern Italy at Petit Palace Museum. Paris, France.Athenian rhyton in form of head of donkey in bridle attrib. Painter of Colmar at Petit Palace Museum. Paris, France.Rhyton in form of galloping horse from Campania, Italy at Petit Palace Museum. Paris, France.Greek terracotta red figure Rhyton in shape of sheep's head from Apulia, Italy at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Rhyton in form of head of horse (c450 BCE) from southern Italy at Petit Palace Museum. Paris, France.Athenian rhyton in form of head of donkey in bridle (c500-480 BCE) attrib. Painter of Colmar at Petit Palace Museum. Paris, France.Rhyton in form of galloping horse (4thC BCE) from Campania, Italy at Petit Palace Museum. Paris, France.Greek terracotta red figure Rhyton (drinking vessel) in shape of sheep's head (c340-330 BCE) from Apulia, Italy at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Greek rhyton in form of African attacked by crocodile attrib. Sotades at Petit Palace Museum. Paris, France.Greek rhyton in form of African attacked by crocodile attrib. Sotades at Petit Palace Museum. Paris, France.Greek ceramic rhyton as head of griffon at Kunsthistorisches Museum. Vienna, Austria.Rhyton in form of head of griffon from Taranto at Petit Palace Museum. Paris, France.
Greek rhyton in form of African attacked by crocodile (c470-460 BCE) attrib. Sotades at Petit Palace Museum. Paris, France.Greek rhyton in form of African attacked by crocodile (c470-460 BCE) attrib. Sotades at Petit Palace Museum. Paris, France.Greek ceramic rhyton as head of griffon (c400 BCE) at Kunsthistorisches Museum. Vienna, Austria.Rhyton in form of head of griffon (c330-300 BCE) from Taranto at Petit Palace Museum. Paris, France.
Greek ceramic rhyton as head of goat at Kunsthistorisches Museum. Vienna, Austria.Vase in form of dolphin from Apulia, Italy at Petit Palace Museum. Paris, France.Guttus in form of lobster from Apulia, Italy at Petit Palace Museum. Paris, France.Guttus in form of shell of murex from Apulia, Italy at Petit Palace Museum. Paris, France.
Greek ceramic rhyton as head of goat (c400 BCE) at Kunsthistorisches Museum. Vienna, Austria.Vase in form of dolphin (c350-330 BCE) from Apulia, Italy at Petit Palace Museum. Paris, France.Guttus (Pouring Vessel) in form of lobster (c350-330 BCE) from Apulia, Italy at Petit Palace Museum. Paris, France.Guttus (Pouring Vessel) in form of shell of murex (c350-330 BCE) from Apulia, Italy at Petit Palace Museum. Paris, France.
Greek terracotta perfume jar in shape of Minotaur from Ionia at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.Greek terracotta oil container in form of boar from Apulia, Southern Italy at RISD Museum. Providence, RI.Greek terracotta oil flask in shape of owl from Corinth at Antikensammlungen. Munich, Germany.Pottery vase in form of duck from Eastern Greece at University of Missouri Museum of Art & Archaeology. Columbia, MO.
Greek terracotta perfume jar in shape of Minotaur (580-560 BCE) from Ionia at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.Greek terracotta oil container in form of boar (late 4th- early 3rd C BCE) from Apulia, Southern Italy at RISD Museum. Providence, RI.Greek terracotta oil flask in shape of owl (c630 BCE) from Corinth at Antikensammlungen. Munich, Germany.Pottery vase in form of duck (c600-580 BCE) from Eastern Greece at University of Missouri Museum of Art & Archaeology. Columbia, MO.
Ceramic black-figure lekythos from Campania attrib. to the Asteas/Pylon at Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH.Collection of ancient Greek ceramic rhyton drinking cups at Petit Palace Museum. Paris, France.Collection of ancient Greek ceramic rhyton drinking cups at Petit Palace Museum. Paris, France.
Ceramic black-figure lekythos (330-300 BCE) from Campania attrib. to the Asteas/Pylon at Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH.Collection of ancient Greek ceramic rhyton drinking cups at Petit Palace Museum. Paris, France.Collection of ancient Greek ceramic rhyton drinking cups at Petit Palace Museum. Paris, France.

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