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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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A richly furnished cremation grave excavated in 1972 contained an oak coffin, in which an Etruscan stamnos had been placed.
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.
2), a slender wine-pouring jug used to decant wine from a larger mixing vessel (such as the stamnos or krater) into a drinking cup (such as a kylix or skyphos).