The vase is in the form of the head of a lamb, and the artists have taken great pains to render the short, tightly curled wool, the projecting ears and undeveloped horns, and especially the beautiful large eyes. The scene of the cuff may well depict youths at school. One must wonder whether the combination of a lamb and schoolboys is intentional.
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