). A tall, slender, narrownecked
vessel, with a handle, used for perfumes, unguents, vinegar, water, and wine (ampulla potoria
). Lekythi were of constant use at the toilets of Greek ladies. They
also held the oil used in anointing the bodies of the dead. The ampulla was used in the
Christian Church as a receptacle for the wine and water of the sacrament, and also for holding
the consecrated oil or chrism.