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Item:153565154391GREEK ARCHAIC Ca.1000BC PERIOD BRONZE RHYTON W/ GRYPTHON - RITUAL CUP A rhyton is a roughly conical container from which fluids were intended to be drunk or to be poured in some ceremony such as libation, or merely at table. They are typically formed in the shape of an animal's head or bust of Gods/Goddesses, and were produced over large areas of ancient Eurasia, especially from Persia to the Balkans. Many have an opening at the bottom through which the liquid fell; others did not, and were merely used as drinking cups, with the characteristic that they could not usually be set down on a surface without spilling their contents.The English word rhyton originates in the ancient Greek word ῥυτόν (rhy̆tón or rhŭtón). The conical rhyton form has been known in the Aegean region since the Bronze Age, or the 2nd millennium BC. However, it was by no means confined to that region. Similar in form to, and perhaps originating from, the drinking horn, it has been widespread over Eurasia since prehistoric times. Condition: intactMeasurements: 160x150 MM : 1020 GR Provenance: From an old British collection; All items with come with an individual certificate Postage: We offer combine postage within the same auction, on the end of each auction please wait for your final invoice, payments not received after 2 days will have cases open automatically by Ebay. Shipping: All items are posted up to 48 hours after payment is made with registered mail. Deliveries within the UK would take between 1-3 business working days. Deliveries within EU and the Rest of the World would take between 5 to 20 working days. Returns: If, for any reason within 30 days, you are not happy with your purchase, please contact us immediately. Return the item with registered mail in condition it was sent for a full refund including original price and shipping.Material:Bronze
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GREEK ARCHAIC Ca.1000BC PERIOD BRONZE RHYTON W/ GRYPTHON - RITUAL CUP R382