The Flotilla Fresco from Akrotiri on Thera depicts 14 seafaring vessels, surrounded by dolphins. The original, from which this is a detail, was excavated at Akrotiri on Thera/Santorini and dates to the 16th millennium BC.
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.
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Minoan Flotilla Frieze fresco tile (large) (SPECIAL ORDER ITEM)
- Code: MM-228
- Status: email for timescale
- excl tax: £112.50