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Oinochoe (Shape, Concept)

Canonical URI: http://kerameikos.org/id/oinochoe


Preferred Label
Oinochoe (en), Oinochoe (it), Œnochoé (fr), Oinochoe (de), Οινοχόη (el)Additional labels
Alternate Label
Oenochoe (en)
Plural Form
Oinochoai (en)


The term 'oinochoe' means 'wine-pourer.' The wine jug is fashioned in many varieties (conical, concave, convex) but is usually furnished with a single vertical handle. The mouth can be round, trefoil, or beak-shaped.
Der Begriff 'Oinochoe' bedeutet 'Wein-Ausgießer'. Die Gefäßform des Weinkruges gibt es in verschiedenen Ausformungen (konisch, konkav, konvex). Alle besitzen aber einen vertikalen Henkel. Die Mündung ist rund, kleeblattförmig oder schnabelförmig gestaltet.
Η ονομασία "οινοχόη" προέρχεται από τις λέξεις οἶνος και χέω,δηλαδή σερβίρω οίνο. Υπάρχουν διάφορες παραλλαγές του σχήματος της οινοχόης (κωνικό, κοίλο, καμπύλο) και συνήθως διαθέτουν μία μόνο κάθετη λαβή. Το στόμιο μπορεί να είναι κυκλικό, τριφυλλόσχημο ή ραμφόσχημο.

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