Etruscan oinochoe

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Description

ITEMOinochoe
MATERIALPottery, Malacena ware
CULTUREEtruscan
PERIOD3rd Century B.C
DIMENSIONS150 mm x 100 mm
CONDITIONGood condition
PROVENANCEEx Private collection, S.A., collected in 1970s

An oenochoe, also spelled oinochoe (Ancient Greek: οἰνοχόη; from Ancient Greek: οἶνος oînos, “wine” and Ancient Greek: χέω khéō, “I pour,” sense “wine-pourer”; plural oinochoai), is a wine jug and a key form of ancient Greek pottery. Intermediate between a pithos (large storage vessel) or amphora (transport vessel), and individual cups or bowls, it held fluid for several persons temporarily until it could be poured.