oinochoe


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oi·noch·o·e

or oe·noch·o·e  (oi-nŏk′ō-ē′)
n. pl. oi·noch·o·es also oi·noch·o·ai (-ō-ī′) or oe·noch·o·es also oe·noch·o·ai (-ō-ī′)
A pitcher with a single handle used by the ancient Greeks and Romans for pouring wine.

[Greek oinokhoē : oinos, wine + khoē, a pouring out; see gheu- in Indo-European roots.]
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For Greek art, head to Galerie Tarantino, which offers a Geometric style oinochoe from the late 8th century BC, or to the Merrin Gallery, which displays a wonderful Hellenistic bronze mask of Silenus, loyal companion to Dionysus, the Greek god of wine (Fig.
Over 90 ancient objects are on display including a remarkable Roman marble portrait of a Severan period woman, an exquisite Egyptian red glass head, a beautiful Greek Attic female head oinochoe, a substantial Egyptian wooden anthropomorphic sarcophagus lid, a graceful Cycladic Greek marble head, a haunting pair of Nazca trophy head vessels and a dazzling Inca gold mask.
75-inch Roman oinochoe, or wine pitcher, from the 5th to 8th century AD Also returned were three 4-by-3.
On a poorly executed oinochoe from the Etruscan site of Volterra, the painter depicted a bacchante and a nude youth on the vessel's belly, while on the neck is an image of a maenad looking left and rushing right.