oenochoe, wild-goat style, C. 625 BC–600 BC, in the Louvre
oenochoe in the History Museum of Nova Zagora, Bulgaria with a trefoil spout.
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. 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.
See also 
- ^ Woodford, S. (1986). An Introduction to Greek Art. London: Duckworth, p. 12. ISBN 0-7156-2095-9
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