Detail of the wall-painting found at the Prehistoric city if Akrotiri at the house named “xeste 3 ” room 3b, North wall.
Four male figures were depicted participating in some kind of ritual at the wall-paintings of this room. The naked boy is with shaven (blue) head and holds a one-handled bowl or fire-box in both hands.
Dimensions : Height 1,51 m Width 0,87 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.