from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A ceramic container of Ancient Greece, similar to an amphora.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Gr. archælol., a large vase resembling the hydria, but with the curve between the neck and the body less marked, and having only two handles, attached to the neck at or near the rim and extending to the body.
When I finally deflated and could remove my bandages, my stomach looked crêpelike and pale, like the loose bun dough that would rise under teatowels in my mother's kitchen.
Records from Hecht's trial list three objects said to be at the M.F.A.: an Attic pelike depicting jumping athletes; a bust of Sabina, wife of the Roman emperor Hadrian; and a portrait of the Roman emperor Elagabalus.
The pelike, according to the M. F.A.'s data base, was acquired from Hecht's associate Fritz Bürki, with Hecht acting as agent.
Most of the vases recovered in Australia and returned to Athens were lekythoi (oil vessels) but other shapes included a pelike (inscribed on its neck).