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STAMNUS (στάμνος, σταμνίον), an earthenware jar, often with red figures, used to hold wine or oil (Aristoph. Lys. 196, cf. Ran. 42; Athen. xi. p, 499 e). The word is still so used in Greece. It is sufficiently described by Dennis

Stamnos. (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.


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