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The wallpaintings of Santorini provide a wide picture of the island’s history, while they depict the highly developed ancient society of the Aegean. They were found during the excavations of 1967 to 1974 and represent the most significant findings since today, as their contribution to the overall knowledge of the Minoan civilization is crucial. Originally, they were displayed on walls of the prehistoric city of Akrotiri and they have been the object of systematic and in depth research for archaeologists, art historians, zoologists, botanists, and chemists.

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Sea Daffodils

“Sea Daffodils”  Detail of the wall-painting found at the prehistoric city of Akrotiri into “the house of the Ladies” room 1, west section, South wall.

The lower zone of the wall-painting comprises a broad red-dish-yellow surface with an undulating upper limit,presumably an attempt at rendering uneven ground. The upper zone consists of  a system of narrow black,red and blue bands alternating with white. Between these two zones the main theme is a representation of blossoming plants growing out of the uneven ground. Concerning the species of plant is the “Pancratium lily” .The characteristic trait is that it grows on sandy beaches ,hence its popular name of sea daffodil.It has a pungent heady perfume and abounds even today on the shores of Thera.

Dimensions :  Height 1.20 m Width 1.00 m

Location of the original: Prehistoric Museum oh Thera

Materials and technique:  The wall-painting is made of handmade lime plaster canvas which is glued on enhanced double seawood. The technique used is the ancient fresco with the original earth colours.The missing pieces of the original are being attributed with the same plaster used for the restoration of the originals.The special finishing applied makes the wall-painting resistant to dust and moisture as well as it ensures longevity without further maintenance,  either when the wall-painting is hanged on the wall or built in the wall.

 

 

€4,500.00
”Antilopes”

''Antilopes'' 120*100

€5,200.00
Boxing boys

Boxing boys (detail) from the prehistoric city of Akrotiri 1600B.C

found in the “building beta” room beta1,south wall.

The figures have been painted on the white ground of the plaster. The head of each figure is partially shaven (painted blue) with two long tresses at the back and two small locks of hair just above the brow.

The children apparently wore jewellery, such as ear-rings,necklaces,bracelets and anklets,as well as a boxing glove on the right hand and a girdle around the waist.

Dimensions : Height 1.80 m Width 0.94 m

Location of the original : National Archaeological Museum of Athens

Materials and technique:  The wall-painting is made of handmade lime plaster canvas which is glued on enhanced double seawood. The technique used is the ancient fresco with the original earth colours.The missing pieces of the original are being attributed with the same plaster used for the restoration of the originals.The special finishing applied makes the wall-painting resistant to dust and moisture as well as it ensures longevity without further maintenance,  either when the wall-painting is hanged on the wall or built in the wall.

€5,800.00
Adorants

“Adorants”

Detail of the wall-painting found at the Prehistoric city of Akrotiri into the house named Xeste 3  “Lustral basin” ,ground floor 3a.

The upper zone of the wall-painting is occupied by a broad band. The  first figure from the left advanceds towards at the altar (there is on the east wall) proffering in her left hand a necklace of rock crystal beads.

The next figure  is shown entirely in profile,sitting on a small knoll and slightly bent over.Her left arm is bent in such a way that her hand supports her head. The disproportionately long right arm is brought across the body and ends at her left foot,the big toe of which is injured and bleeding.

Their rich Minoan garments,elaborate coiffures and ornate jewellery of precious metals and rare gems not only bespeak the festive character of the scene but also reveal the status of these women in Theran society.

Dimensions : Height 1,43 m Width 2,75 m

Location of the original : Prehistoric Museum oh Thera

Materials and technique:  The wall-painting is made of handmade lime plaster canvas which is glued on enhanced double seawood. The technique used is the ancient fresco with the original earth colours.The missing pieces of the original are being attributed with the same plaster used for the restoration of the originals.The special finishing applied makes the wall-painting resistant to dust and moisture as well as it ensures longevity without further maintenance,  either when the wall-painting is hanged on the wall or built in the wall.

 

€12,000.00