), an earthenware jar, often with red
figures, used to hold wine or oil (Aristoph.
, cf. Ran.
42; Athen. xi. p, 499 e). The
word is still so used in Greece. It is sufficiently described by Dennis
Apulian Stamnos. (Dennis.)
as “a high-shouldered, short-necked plethoric vase with two
small handles.” The same writer gives also an “Apulian
stamnos,” a small and later variety with a lid, probably intended
to hold honey or sweetmeats.