Excavated in Knossos in 1903, the original fresco was an overnight sensation: called 'La Parisienne' for her elegant and sophisticated beauty. Her features are remarkable: an enormous eye and sensual mouth, stained with bright red, her striped tunic: "a mixture of naïve archaism and spicy modernism" (Portier).
Made for us in Greece, our collection of ceramic wall-tiles 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 paintings, in particular due to the ageing of paints and pigments.
Should you wish to put these tiles in a bathroom or garden, we recommend that you apply a coat of transparent PVA sealant to protect them from rain and frost. They are supplied ready to hang, with a sturdy, embedded metal strip or, if preferred, they can be incorporated as features within a tiled wall.
|dimensions etc||Height: 32cm Width: 23cm|
Minoan fresco tile of La Parisienne
- Code: MM-203
- Status: In Stock
- excl tax: £58.33