Μελανόμορφο πινάκιο

The interior of the painting is decorated with three pairs of frontal mythical beings in a circular arrangement. These are two pairs of sphinxes and a siren, winged creatures with a female head and the body of a lion or a bird respectively. They all wear a characteristic polo diagram, while their hair is also rendered with engravings and the wings, the lion body of the sphinx and the tail of the sirens are decorated. In the center, a double row of moments surrounds a complex floral jewel in the shape of a cross from front lotus flowers and anthems, from which grow slender stems with a helical end. The depth of the show is filled with small and bigger black moments and engraved rosettes. A row of corresponding larger rosettes adorns the upper surface of the rim. Externally at the annular base, a siren to the left is surrounded by engraved rosettes.

On the outside of the rim, radial jewelry.

The representations of real or imaginary animals, influenced by the world of the East, characterize mainly the 7th century BC. and mostly Corinthian angiography. This painting is one of the later Attic survivals of this trend. It is one of the works of Zografou the Pole, named after the pole diagram worn by female figures, sirens and the sphinxes of his vessels.

A. Zarkadas