Stamnos

Object: 98
JIAAW, Bishop Collection

Stamnoi are somewhat squat, wide-mouthed pots, usually with a low foot and two horizontal, often upturned handles. They are often depicted being used to mix or serve wine, but some examples have been found with lids, suggesting they were also used to store liquids. Stamnoi are frequently decorated with scenes related to Dionysos (the god of wine), a nod to the vessel’s intended use.

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Attributed to the Menelaos Painter | Terracotta stamnos (jar) | Greek, Attic | Classical | The Met

Richter, Gisela M. A., Marjorie J. Milne, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1922. Shapes of Greek Vases. New York. Richter, Gisela M. A. and Marjorie J. Milne. 1935. Shapes and Names of Athenian Vases. pp. 8-9, fig. 67, New York: Plantin Press. Bandinelli, Ranuccio Bianchi. 1958.

Jar with lid (stamnos) | RISD Museum

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Stamnos (Mixing Jar) | The Art Institute of Chicago

Show this image Show this image Show this image Related Content Stamnos (Mixing Jar) about 450 BCE Attributed to the Chicago PainterGreek; Athens Related Content This refined Athenian stamnos (pl. stamnoi) was used to mix water and wine.