Table. I. Premise IX. Frieze. Peacocks.
The first paintings were discovered during the excavation in 1965 in room IX. The surface of the walls is smoothly plastered, the artists began their work with a frieze under the ceiling.
The drawing consists of repeated images of two peacocks coming from both sides to the vase, and a continuous ornamental strip above them (Table I). The width of the frieze with pheasants 0.2 m, the rims – 0.1 m. The vase, apparently, is metal, flat, without a foot, the lower part is scalloped, the upper one is smooth, yellow. In the vase fruit: in the center, apparently, the fruit of a pomegranate, from the top of which two yellow ribbons come down to the edges of the bowls. On both sides of the pomegranate one round fruit, perhaps apples, and on the very edge of the vase from the right and left sides of 3 mugs – some berries. All fruits are depicted on a blue background. On both sides of the vase in the lower part of the frieze are blue leaves of a stylized plant. The general background, which depicts a vase and peacocks, is red.
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