The original fresco decorated the north-eastern corner of Room 5 in the West House at Thera/Santorini. His blue head denotes partial shaving; his nudity that he was performing a special ritual function. Partial shaving is though to denote youth. It is likely, therefore, that this boy was a special person associated with religion: a youth making an offering to a deity. The original dates to ca 1550-1500BC.
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||Height: 32cm Width: 19cm Depth: 1.7cm|
Minoan Fisher Boy fresco tile (medium)
- Code: MM-224
- Status: In Stock
- excl tax: £66.67