The Young fisherman with his catch is one of the frescoes found in Akrotiri. It was painted in 1650 BC. Archaeologists recovered this fresco in the Cyclades on the volcanic island of Santorini. This well preserved painting shows a nude male fisherman holding his abundant catch in his hands.
Dimensions : Height 1.22 m Width 0.69 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.