The Hagia Sophia Deesis Mosaic Vase depicts the Virgin Mary as she appears in the “Deesis” scene on the south gallery walls of the Hagia Sophia. Dated to the end of the 13th, beginning of the 14th century, and although deteriorated to fragments, a significant portion of the Deesis Mosaic has survived to our day. Jesus Christ is seen sitting on a throne in the middle of the scene with the Virgin Mary and John the Baptist kneeling in prayer by his side. The Hagia Sophia Deesis Mosaic Vase is of handmade glass and its decorative reliefs have also been produced by hand, plated with 24-carat gold, each mosaic piece painted with a special glass paint. The production of the Hagia Sophia Deesis Mosaic Vase is limited to 1000 pieces.