painted tiles

replica ancient Greek black figure tile image from the Francois Vase

Our painted ceramic tiles, made for us in Greece, are painted by hand, so there may be a slight variation in colour from piece to piece. In order to make them look as close to the original as possible, many of the tiles have a 'craquelure' effect, to replicate the fine pattern of 'cracking' formed on the surface of the paintings, in particular due to the ageing of paints and pigments. More in Minoan fresco tiles.

If you plan to place these outside, we suggest that you apply a coat of transparent PVA sealant to protect them from rain and frost. They are supplied ready to hang, with sturdy, embedded metal strips or, if preferred, they can be incorporated as features within a tiled wall.


black figure ceramic tile - long jump

black figure ceramic tile - long jump

The image on this tile is inspired by the designs painted on Attic black-figure Panathenaic amphorae..

Code: KR-01

£30.00 Ex Tax: £25.00

black-figure ceramic tile - chariot race (special order item)

black-figure ceramic tile - chariot race (special order item)

The image on this tile is inspired by a black-figure Panathenaic prize amphora, dating to ca 410-400..

Code: KR-43

£150.00 Ex Tax: £125.00

black-figure ceramic tile - chariot race for Patroklos

black-figure ceramic tile - chariot race for Patroklos

The image on this tile is a detail taken from the famous François Vase, a black-figure volute krater..

Code: KR-44

£150.00 Ex Tax: £125.00

black-figure ceramic tile - charioteer

black-figure ceramic tile - charioteer

The image on this tile is inspired by a detail from an Attic black-figure kylix, dating to the ..

Code: KR-71

£50.00 Ex Tax: £41.67

black-figure ceramic tile - discus-thrower

black-figure ceramic tile - discus-thrower

The image on this tile is inspired by the designs painted on Attic black-figure Panathenaic amphorae..

Code: KR-07

£50.00 Ex Tax: £41.67

black-figure ceramic tile - runners

black-figure ceramic tile - runners

The image on this tile is taken from an Attic Panathenaic prize amphora, dating to ca 450-420 B.C. a..

Code: KR-02

£75.00 Ex Tax: £62.50

black-figure ceramic tile - runners in competition

black-figure ceramic tile - runners in competition

The image on this tile is taken from an Attic Panathenaic prize amphora, dating to ca 530BC and attr..

Code: KR-52

£150.00 Ex Tax: £125.00

black-figure ceramic tile - three riders

black-figure ceramic tile - three riders

An image from a black-figure vase, depicting three contestants in the equestrian competition in the ..

Code: KR-66

£75.00 Ex Tax: £62.50

black-figure ceramic tile - torch bearer

black-figure ceramic tile - torch bearer

An image taken from a black-figure amphora, dating to the early Classical period, depicting the mome..

Code: KR-05

£30.00 Ex Tax: £25.00

black-figure ceramic tile - wrestlers with Nike

black-figure ceramic tile - wrestlers with Nike

Nike, winged goddess of victory, hovers above with the wreath which she will shortly bestow on the v..

Code: KR-04

£75.00 Ex Tax: £62.50

Minoan Blue Bird fresco tile (large)

Minoan Blue Bird fresco tile (large)

This is a detail from a larger fresco dating to 1500 BC, originating from Knossos palace in Crete. T..

Code: MM-303

£125.00 Ex Tax: £104.17

Minoan blue monkeys fresco tile

Minoan blue monkeys fresco tile

Taken from the much larger 'fresco of the blue monkeys' found in the 'House of the Frescoes' at the ..

Code: MM-090

£35.00 Ex Tax: £29.17

Minoan Boy Boxers fresco tile (large)

Minoan Boy Boxers fresco tile (large)

The original, exavated in 'Building Beta' at Akrotiri on Thera/Santorini, is now in the National Mus..

Code: MM-302

£150.00 Ex Tax: £125.00

Minoan bull-leaping fresco tile (medium)

Minoan bull-leaping fresco tile (medium)

Bull-leaping ('taurokathapsia') is a motif of Middle Bronze Age figurative art, notably of Minoan Cr..

Code: MM-231

£85.00 Ex Tax: £70.83

Minoan dolphins fresco tile (medium)

Minoan dolphins fresco tile (medium)

A reproduction of part of the Dolphin Fresco in the Queen's Megaron in Knossos, dating to ca 1500BC...

Code: MM-82

£70.00 Ex Tax: £58.33

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