Drinking Rhytons


A Rhyton is a ceremonial wine vessel or drinking cup made from clay, metal, horn or stone, often in the form of an animal or animal head. Rhytons originated on the Greek Isles of Minos and Mycenae during the Bronze Age and spread by way of trade and war throughout the Eastern Mediterranean, into Persia and Central Asia along the Silk Road, as well as through Europe and eventually to Britain and Scandinavia. While Rhytons may have transformed as they passed through many cultures, their presence throughout the ages stands as a testament to humanity’s respect for the animal kingdom and our universal love of beauty and wine!