Upon trying to figure out what I was looking at, I discovered what the vase painting was about. Although you can’t really see what’s going on, it’s about a baby boy whose mother died during childbirth. The women in the picture pass along the recently orphaned boy to be wrapped up in a coat. This is just so sad to me, and not at all what I was expecting out of the piece. Even though it’s sad, I really like the story, and the broken piece that tells it.