Sunday, September 23, 2012

The Word of the Day is "Rhyton"

I went to the Seattle Art Museum yesterday and happened upon this rhyton which, according to the wall text, dates from somewhere around 538-331 BC. I had no idea what a rhyton was, so I looked it up on Wikipedia and discovered that it "is a container from which fluids were intended to be drunk, or else poured in some ceremony such as libation." In short, when you and your ram need to do some serious drinking, this is the way to go.

1 comment:

  1. I was just blog hopping when I came across your site and had to say Hi! Do you draw your images yourself? If so they are very nice!