This tall, narrow cylindrical vessel is a striking example of a class of vessel that features a stylized, repetitive motif of three-lobed white and black flowers reminiscent of the lilies (fleurs-de-lis) used in later European art and heraldry. Despite their frequent appearance on vessels from this region, their significance remains unclear. This vessel was a drinking cup, signified by its shape and a glyph that names it as such. Unlike most cups of this type, this vessel omits the proper name of its owner, perhaps to render it more suitable as a gift or an item of tribute. Along the outer rim of the vessel runs a nine-glyph dedicatory formula.
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