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n. pl. lek·y·thoi (-thoi′)
A slender, narrow-necked, one-handled flask, used in ancient Greece for holding oil, especially oil used in anointing the dead.

[Greek lēkuthos.]


(Historical Terms) Greek history a flask with a narrow neck, used in ancient times as a container for ointments and oils
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Mayor's reasoning relies on a too-literal interpretation of the images, such as the Amazonomachy on a large lekythos of c.
infernale dipinta su una lekythos funeraria a figure nere (Atene, Museo
SERAFINI, "Una lekythos ateniese a figure nere: una nuova lettura", Ostraka, 21, 2012, 179-87.
Eros e il gioco dell'ephedrismos su una lekythos di Sofia.
After all, A Thousand Tiny Deaths dangled vessels not of one uniform shape but rather of diverse types with connections to specific cultures and historical periods: the meiping vase, the ambrosia vase, the squat lekythos and so forth.
To celebrate the same achievement, her friend Ken Follett also gave her a beautiful gift--a lekythos, an ancient Greek oil jar, on which women play their lyres and flute players dance all around.
18) On a lekythos by the Oinokles Painter, dated c.
Sometimes the Pan Painter used an intermediate version, which I will call "UL," in which the interruptive ornament emerged alternately from the upper and lower parts of the decorative band, as on the upper body frieze of a lekythos in Providence (Fig.
For example, grapes and nautical images might be used on the kylix (drinking cup) or a ceremonial procession might be a part of the lekythos (oil flask) design.
No passage in this comedy, it appears, has produced greater discussion than the lekythos joke, and it is certainly helpful to learn that a common type of the flask `looks remarkably like a penis; and the use to which a [GREEK WORDS NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] was normally put meant that it dispensed small quantities of thick fluid' (204)
There is also a large South Italian lekythos (a container for perfumed oil) from about 350-340 B.