Inside the bowl appears the first scene in the sequence: Eve, having been tempted by the serpent to sample the fruit from the forbidden Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, shared the fruit with Adam.
The story continues around the outside of the lid: after eating the forbidden fruit, Adam and Eve became aware of their nakedness, sewed fig leaves together for clothing, and hid themselves from God.
The story continues around the outside of the lid: in anger at their disobedience, God drove Adam and Eve out of the Garden of Eden, and posted an angel with a flaming sword to guard the Tree.
The story continues around the outside of the lid: to survive outside of the Garden, Adam was forced to work hard, digging up the soil and planting food.
Eve under tree
Around the inside of the lid, a series of grotesques, creatures created from a combination of real and imaginary animals, seem to dance in a circle.
The pedestal base of the tazza is decorated with heads of lions and creatures that appear to be half-man, half-goat, along with leafy garlands and ribbon-like borders.