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Example of ancient vessel – oinochoe

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Example of ancient vessel - oinochoe
Example of ancient vessel - oinochoe

An example of an ancient vessel – oinochoe – made of bronze, with a decorative element in the shape of a horse’s head. Object dated around 25 BCE – 25 CE.

Oinochoe (Greek: oinochoe or oenochoe) was a vessel for pouring wine. Used in Hellenic culture, it had a characteristic three-leaf spout and one high ear.

The name of the vessel comes from a combination of Greek words: oînos, meaning “wine” and khé?, meaning “pour”. Usually, these types of dishes were up to 25 cm high and heavily decorated.

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