Oval-shape Tibor of the ocher background type. On the front, it presents a painted decoration of an exotic bird with outspread wings and a long tail, pecking a bunch of grapes with its long beak and surrounded by a profusion of flowers, leaves and intertwined spirals, which are fitted to the ovoid body of the vessel. The neck is decorated with plant motifs, and there are small handles on the shoulders of the vessel. The pigments used for the engobes are iron oxides, which produce different shades of red and orange.
The reverse depicts a bird with large, outspread wings; the head hanging very low with the beak almost touching the chest suggests it is a pelican, symbol of the Eucharist. The bird is immersed in a geometric decoration of scrolls and borders in white pigment. The religious meaning of these symbols, related to the Eucharist, may offer a new interpretation of the function of these vessels, which also appear in different religious centers like the Cathedral of the Savior in Zaragoza, and the church of Ecija, in Spain.
An exotic bird with outspread wings and a long tail immersed in abundant flora, very similar to the one represented on our Tibor. It is an example of the ocher background type from the collection of the Museum of the Americas.