noun, plural lek·y·thoi [lek-uh-thoi] /ˈlɛk əˌθɔɪ/. Greek and Roman Antiquity.
Origin of lekythos
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The lekythos (Fig. 305) was an oil-jar of an elongated shape, neck in proportion, cup-like orifice, and one handle.The Ceramic Art|Jennie J. Young
For other shapes, such as the hydria, and lekythos, the old method was for a time preferred.
The pyxis was used by women at their toilet, and the lekythos, alabastron and askos for oil and unguents.