This vessel has been dated to ca. 530 B.C. and is housed in the Luvre museum, Paris, France (Kolpinsky 1988: photo 143)
Let us consider a Greek hydria with some motifs, in particular, with representations of Heracles, Kerberos and Eurystheus; this vessel has been dated to ca. 530 B.C. and is housed in the Luvre museum, Paris, France (Kolpinsky 1988: photo 143). Here I distinguish a Scythian symbol, see figure 1.
It looks like four Scythian/Sarmatian signs 80 ma (cf. Scythian/Sarmatian ma 'the sun; solar; solstice; fire; funeral pyre', Ma 'the name of the sun goddess') that form a cross. A similar construction has been examined by the author earlier (Rjabchikov 2002a; 2002b). The Scythian/Sarmatian sign "cross" reads ay, cf. Scythian/Sarmatian ay 'egg; the World Tree; the sun; life, vitality; vigour; long life'. All the four signs 80 ma are decorated with the sign "petal" (a solar symbol). Besides, eight "petals" form the second cross. So this is the symbolism of the sun and the World Tree.
Why was the Scythian symbol painted on the Greek vessel? It is known that Scythian warriors are depicted on some Greek vessels; a master by the name Scythian painted several Greek vessels between ca. 520 and 505 B.C., hence one can say about certain influence of the Scythian culture on the Greek culture (Frolov 1998: 136-7, 141). I conclude that Scythian/Sarmatian signs can be depicted on some Greek vessels.
Cetiri Skito-sarmatska znaka MA na steccima (sunce, proljetni ekvinocij, prvi dan proljeca, Majka Zemlja).
Motiv sa grcke vaze iz Etrurije, Rasie (5. vijek st. ere) i motiv sa srbskog stecka