noun, plural lek·y·thoi [lek-uh-thoi]. /ˈlɛk əˌθɔɪ/. Greek and Roman Antiquity.
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Stel, with a sepulchral lekythos in relief, supported by a winged Sphinx.
The alabastros was a diminutive lekythos, used for toilet unguents, with two small ears by which to suspend it.
The lekythos (Fig. 305) was an oil-jar of an elongated shape, neck in proportion, cup-like orifice, and one handle.
The pyxis was used by women at their toilet, and the lekythos, alabastron and askos for oil and unguents.
For other shapes, such as the hydria, and lekythos, the old method was for a time preferred.