In addition to the many lion sculptures and reliefs designed throughout the years, Anna Petrus created several pots and vases, including the popular vase ‘Head of Janus’ from the late 1920s. The design is inspired by ancient Roman mythology and portrays the god Janus, with his two faces and enigmatical archaic smiles. One face is turned towards the future, as a symbol of the curiosity of the youth, while the other is facing the past, as a symbol of elderly wisdom.
Although she often turned to the East when searching for inspiration, there were several aesthetics and eras that had an impact on her style. One example is the Profile vase, designed for Svenskt Tenn in 1927, with relief motifs that exhibits clear influences from Nordic Classicism. Anna Petus work and achievements for the Swedish art scene has left an important mark in history. Today, she is remembered as one of the most important female artists of her time.