The steatite vases with reliefs are of great importance.
Melian vases came in their turn to Crete.
It should be compared with stone work in Crete, especially the steatite vases with reliefs found at Hagia Triada.
An inscription ran round one of the steatite vases just below the lid.
By the sound of it, it was one of his favorite, priceless, Ming vases.