The subject matter of this particular piece is very
unique. The whole vessel has been incorporated
into the subject theme of a mother monkey,
carrying her two children on her back. Her two
legs and prehensile tail help to steady the vessel,
creating a tripod effect. The vessel itself has a
tall neck that includes geometric pencil thin
engraving. On either side of the vessel, the
children lie precariously on their mothers back.
The mother herself holds her head and her chest
as if in a motion of support. The faces are
carefully molded to create dramatic realism.
Even to this day in the jungle or in a zoo, we see
the mother monkey carrying her children, and
carrying them lovingly. This vessel recreates that
scene which touches the heart no matter who