''Bare-breasted female figure''
Detail of the wall-painting found at the prehistoric of Akritiri into the “House of the Ladies”,room1, North wall.
The figure is shown bending forward at an angle of 70*, so that her inordinately large breast is exposed and hangs down from the decolletage of her bodice. This Lady's feet protrude from beneath her Minoan style skirt. She has rich ,flowing back tresses and a red streak on the cheek. She wears gold ear-ring and a bracelet on her left arm. The bare- breasted figure is undoubtely shown engaged in some ritual act.
Dimansions : Height 1,20 m Width 0,90 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.