Lekythos

A slender Greek vase.
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lekythos

in ancient Greek pottery, oil flask used at baths and gymnasiums and for funerary offerings. The flask has a long, cylindrical body gracefully ... [2 related articles]
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Lekythos

A lekythos is an oil jar with an ellipsoidal body, narrow neck, flanged mouth, a curved handle extending from below the lip to the shoulder and a narrow base terminated in a foot. They were chiefly used for ointments by the ancient Greeks and Romans.
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Lekythos

A lekythos (plural lekythoi) is a type of Greek pottery used for storing oil (Greek λήκυθος), especially olive oil. It has a narrow body and one handle attached to the neck of the vessel. ==Function== The lekythos was used for anointing dead bodies of unmarried men and many lekythoi are found in tombs. The images on lekythoi were often depi...
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