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An oenochoe, also spelled oinochoe, (Ancient Greek: οἰνοχόη) is a wine jug and a key form of Greek pottery. There are many different forms of oenochoe. The earliest is the olpe (ὀλπή) and has an S-shaped profile from head to foot.

Oenochoai may be decorated or undecorated.[1] Oenochoai typically have only one handle at the back and may include a trefoil pouring spout.

The Greek oenochoe was normally of painted terracotta pottery but metal oenochoai are also found.

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  • Silver Oinochoe From the "Tomb of Philip" at Vergina
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