This large pear-shaped jar stands on hollow
rattle tripod legs, two of which are modeled to
represent an animal's hind legs. A third leg in the
form of a tail is at the rear. Two short hollow
forelegs loop out from the sides of the body with
paws resting on the hind legs. A serrated collar
surrounds the open mouth exposing white fangs.
The legs and tail are painted with a floral
representation with a black background. The
neck on the vessel is done in registers with both
floral and geometric motifs. The colors are
subtle, allowing the various representations to
be seen clearly. The artist remained clear in his
intentions for this piece, and used accuracy and
precise techniques, creating a true work of art of
the ancient era.