n.1.A pedestal of small size, used to support small objects, as busts, vases, and the like.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Set on a hollow pedestal (piedouche) and equipped with two strap handles, the everted upper portion is topped by an undulating filigree made from a roll of clay.
Lyonnet is probably right in ascribing some shapes (gobelets a piedouche and bottled-shaped pots) to nomad invaders, less so in attributing them respectively to the Saka (Sai) and Yuezhi, because Sai and Yuezhi are Chinese names for shifting confederations of tribes without any linguistic, ethnic (i.e., racial), and probably cultural, unity.