(τὸ ῥυτόν/tò rhytón).
Funnel-shaped vessel for dispensing and drinking, usually ending in the head, or protome, of an animal; the name is derived from ῥύσις/rhýsis (‘stream’) because the liquid could run out through a small hole at the bottom as long as it was not held closed [1; 2].
1 F. von Lorentz, s.v. Rhyton, RE Suppl. 6, 643
2 W.H. Gross, s. v. Rhyton, KlP 4, 1426 f.
II. Ancient Near East
The only evidence of rhyta in …