Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

rhyton drinking horn
  • Europe
  • rhyton drinking horn, early 1900s
  • Where object was made: probably Europe
  • brass, silver plating
  • Object Height/Width: 16.4 x 10.1 cm
    Object Height/Width: 6 7/16 x 4 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Condra Henry Miller
  • On view: Loo Gallery, 401, Cabinet G2
  • 1995.0085.a,b,c
Label Text

Silver plated brass aquamanile. The horn-shaped vessel supported by a footed winged creature (identified as a griffin). There is a spout coming out of the creature's mouth. The lip of the vessel is scalloped. There are bands which are either thin and rounded or wider foliate and decorative patterns in relief. There is a finial on the end of the horn shaped like a sphere on a cone.