The end represents the forepart of the animal lying down, legs folded under the body. It has a woolly fleece formed of long wavy locks. The body of the vessel is decorated at the base with golden ovals, and on top with Greek-style palmettes, topped with a lip decorated with more golden ovals.It is probably the work of a Greek master for a prominent person of the era.
The zoomorphic rhyton, widely used in the East, Greece and Thrace, appears to have developed in Anatolia around the early 2nd millennium BC, eventually becoming popular in the 8th century BC. Popularity of the rhyton grew in Athens and surrounding areas during the 5th century BC.