The enormous vase is decorated with a frieze of fifteen passengers, and strips of leaves and braids. The thing is not dissimilar to Attic marble funerary vases of the fourth century BC. It featured possibly initially the remains of the dead person. Found in Pergamum during the reign of Sultan Murad I (1359-1389), it included two alabaster urns full of gold which are now kept in Hagia Sophia in Istanbul. This vase yet is on display in the Louvre.
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