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This Ram Beer mug is a rhyton, or drinking horn style of cup. This classic, sculpture-quality cup is cast from my original design in stoneware slip and finished with food-safe glazing. You may have complete confidence in using it for any type of drink. A great advantage of stoneware pottery is that the very density of the ware makes it able to hold the temperature of your beverage longer than any other natural material. You may chill your mug in the freezer for you favorite frosty beverage. Or heat it with water from tap or kettle for your tea, toddy, wassail, etc., etc. As you can see, the cup sits at an angle with the tripod arrangement made into the handle and chin. You only have to drink about a third of your drink before setting the cup down. The original rhyton was a "bottom's up cup"... you set it down on the rim when empty.

I was inspired to make a series of rhytons after reading an article on an archeological dig that uncovered an ancient Greek pottery site. Rhytons were first made in Persia and after it was conquered by the Greeks, many rhytons were among the spoils of war brought home by the victorious army. Greek potters immediately began to copy the style and make it their own. These vessels were used both for ceremonial purposes as well as to drink from.

Food Safe
Dishwasher safe

Great cup for:
Costumed events
Renaissance Festivals
Wedding parties
Holiday gift idea

More drinking horn style mugs:
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Ram beer glass - Drinking Horn Style Historical Greek rhyton - Green Glaze - Functional Stoneware by Chischilly Pottery

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: Stoneware, foodsafe glaze, green glaze
  • Only ships within United States.
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