Flower pot

LL 1442


This plant pot is made in blue jasper with white jasper decoration. The decoration is formed in moulds and then applied in a process known as sprigging. The sprigging on this pot depicts two Muses, the 'Dipping of Achilles' and a 'Sacrifice to Aesculapius' The shape of the flower pot is copied from the shape of an ancient Roman funerary monument known as a cippus. The cover of the pot is modelled to resemble soil and the base of a bulb. The cover also has a hole in it so that a stick can be inserted into the pot and the plant can be tied to it for support.