Forms and Functions

The following forms are drinking vessels most likely used for wine and water:
The following forms were used for the production of wine as well as mixing wine with water.  In ancient Greece 3 parts water was usually mixed with 1 part win in an effort to avoid becoming drunk too quickly.
These forms are designed for cooking, notice how the pyxis sits uplifted on legs for use over an open flame.

The following forms were used for containing perfume:

These forms wre used for pouring or sevice of liquid.
These forms are for storage and transportation.  Note the wide bodies and narrow openings.
These forms were used for ritual practice.  Notice how the rhyton has no foot for setting the vessel down when it is full of liquid.  This required drinking all of the liquid from the vessel before setting it down.