- a storage jar having an oval body tapering at the base and two horizontal handles set on the shoulder.
Origin of stamnos
1835–45; < Greek stámnos; akin to histánai to cause to stand; see stand
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Examples from the Web for stamnos
Both the askos and stamnos are frequently painted with red figures.
The cheroulia and bikoi were modifications of the stamnos, the latter being used for holding wine and solids.
Stamnos, stam′nos, n. an ancient Greek short-necked, two-handled wine-vase.