This is a piece inspired by the rhyta of ancient Greece and Persia. The rhyton was often a ceremonial vessel, but came into popular use as a drinking vessel. Often they were in the shape of an animal's head. This is my original hand-sculpted design cast in stoneware. It is functional, foodsafe and can be placed in the dishwasher. It can also be pre-chilled in the freezer to keep you beverage cold longer.