Except for the nose, all the features on this
charming jug are painted directly on the surface.
Though there are no overt sexual characteristics,
the rounded contours of the jug suggest a
feminine presence, perhaps even a goddess. Her
dark hair flows out behind her, she wears facial
paint, and her ochre-colored hands are depicted
in a broad impressionistic style. Around her
neck, she wears a multi-stranded necklace,
perhaps of shell or even gold. As we take
pleasure in her company, we are reminded of
some ancient woman who long ago held this jug
and poured out its contents. As our fingers rest
where hers did, the connection between our
world and hers is a direct one.