This vessel portrays a stylized figure of a deity
(possibly a monkey) whose face speaks of great
importance and intensity. With elongated limbs
and hand, sitting bent forward on a winged
throne and surrounded by incomprehensible
motifs which might signify fire, light or possibly
feathers. The same incomprehensible motif
appears on the central figure’s helmet or crown.
The illustration is exquisitely executed in the
finest hand detail and the images are somewhat
reminiscent of Ptolemaic symbols.
The figurative illustrations are surrounded by
brown crosses. The top of the vessel is decorated
with two sets of simple lines of varying thickness
around its circumference and a row of identical
free-hand glyph-like symbols in between the
sets of the lines.
This piece is replete with symbolism and implies
a story of great importance in its depiction.