It seems that our problem with portion control goes back at least 4700 years. In the Epic of Gilgamesh, probably the oldest recorded story in human history, Shamhat is tasked with civilizing the wild beastly man Enkidu. To lure him away from his animal lifestyle, she first seduces him (which, as it turns out, didn’t require much of a plan), then introduces him to bread and beer. After getting to know Shamhat, eating some bread, and drinking seven jars of beer, he assimilates.
Who knows how big those jars were, but if Enkidu had used this diminutive bowl, he may have kept his head better. It only holds about eight ounces, a half-pint. A small ale bowl, or maybe an ideal wine bowl (7 3/4 inches long, 5 inches wide, 5 inches high).