Wine Jug or Oenochoe

Unknown450 - 350 BCE

National Museum of the History of Ukraine

National Museum of the History of Ukraine
Kyiv, Ukraine

This bronze vessel has an extended spout with a trefoil mouth and a massive casted hexagonal handle. Handle`s upper part is decorated with a sculptural head of a beardless mythical Satyr, lower part – with an embossed head of another mythical creature – Silenos.
This wine jug was found in Haimanova Mohyla barrow, supposedly a Scythian king's family burial site. Oenochoe was there with other dishes in the household niche of one of Haimanova Mohyla’s tombs.


  • Title: Wine Jug or Oenochoe
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 450 - 350 BCE
  • Location Created: Unknown
  • Physical Dimensions: h 220, d 117 mm
  • Type: Tableware
  • Rights: National Museum of the History of Ukraine
  • Medium: Bronze, molding, forging
  • Place found: The Haimanova Mohyla kurhan, Zaporizhzhia Region, Ukraine
  • Period: Early Iron Age
  • Culture: The Scythians

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