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n. pl. stam·noi (-noi)
A two-handled jar having a broad round shape, a short neck, and a wide mouth, used by the ancient Greeks and Romans for storing and mixing liquids.

[Greek; see stā- in Indo-European roots.]


a type of ancient Greek two-handled jar, similar to an amphora but shorter and broader in proportion
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Compare representations of women celebrating the Lenaia, such as the Attic red-figure stamnos by the Villa Giulia Painter from the mid-fifth century (Oxford, Ashmolean Museum G 289).
A representative example of a Thracian woman slaying Orpheus with a knife is the stamnos now in Zurich, Univ.
Perhaps one of the more famous and popular illustrations may be the Attic red-figure stamnos displayed in the British Museum collection (E440), and dating to the 5th century B.
11) While the various wine-drinking cups and the larger Greek vases such as the stamnos and the column krater (12) would have mostly been used and contemplated by men at the Greek symposion (drinking / dinner party), other smaller pottery vessels are drawn from the life of women.
Nolan) 114 16 -- Panathenaic amphora 33 1 1 Other amphoras 4 -- 1 Askos -- 1 -- Chous 2 -- 2 Cup 4 9 1 Stemless cup -- 1 -- Dinos 2 -- -- Hydria 29 11 -- Kantharos -- 1 -- Bell krater with lugs 5 3 -- Calyx krater 20 2 1 Column krater 4 29 80 Volute krater 6 -- -- Other kraters 1 1 -- Lebes gamikos -- 4 -- Lekanis 1 -- -- Lekythos 51 30 -- Loutrophoros 1 4 -- Mug -- 1 1 Oinochoe 7 3 1 Pelike 9 22 21 Phiale 2 -- -- Plate 2 1 -- Psykter -- 1 3 Skyphos 1 8 -- Stamnos 22 3 -- Other fragments 28 15 3 Total 354 170 116 * Drawn from the Beazley
111), a stamnos by the Siren Painter showing Erotes carrying such a ribbon along with other lovegifts, and Paris G45 (AR[V.
There are many vase paintings showing women involved in Dionysiac rites: for an example of women serving one another wine from a stamnos, see C.
Of course, hetairai are regularly depicted bathing on sympotic vessels such as the red-figure stamnos in Munich attributed to the group of Polygnotos (Fig.
La confrontation est parfois presentee comme une simple rencontre des deux protagonistes, parfois en presence de la fille de Syleus, parfois en presence d'Athena, comme sur le stamnos de Copenhague (figure no 2).
Reexamining Transvestism in Archaic and Classical Athens: The Zewadski Stamnos," AJA 103, pp.
Elsewhere, on a stamnos in Brussels (Musees Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire, A717), Smicrus portrays himself in the context of an upper-class symposium.
9) Since the funerary plaque could easily have been placed on the cover slab of the grave, the purpose of the extended tile and cement surface seems to have been to provide a suitable base for the stamnos.