Dragon Head Beer-Rhytons

Jason und Jane Chischilly verkaufen auf Etsy schicke Drachenkopf-Bierkrüge, die auf alten Gefäßen aus dem antiken Griechenland basieren. Die Dinger sind nicht teuer und ich bin wirklich schwer am überlegen, das schicke Teil oben ist leider ausverkauft, die haben aber noch andere in ihrem Shop.

This is an original work of art by Chischilly Pottery, designed after a unique drinking vessel known as the Rhyton. A rhyton (plural rhytons or, following the Greek plural, rhyta) is a container from which fluids were intended to be drunk, or else poured in some ceremony such as libation (.libation (Σπονδή spondee in Greek) is a ritual pouring of a drink as an offering to a god or deity). Rhytons were very common in ancient Persia, where they were called takuk (تکوک). The English word rhyton originates in the ancient Greek word ῥυτόν (rhŭtón).

After a Greek victory on Persia, much silver, gold, and other luxuries, including numerous rhytons, were brought to Athens. Persian rhytons, which appear in Athens suddenly in great quantities after the war, were immediately imitated by Greek artists.

Dragon Head Rhyton Beer Mug (via Nerdalicious)