Flotilla Fresco

Flotilla Fresco

Date ca. 1600-1500 BCE

Movement Aegean | Middle Minoan III

Medium Fresco

Provenance Akrotiri, Thera

Housed at National Archaeological Museum, Athens


Some Minoan works found alongside the Spring Fresco contained human forms as well; here, seafarers travel from Thera to neighboring islands in a variety of ships. Extreme attention to detail is used when characterizing each location of the journey. Scholars believe this to be a depiction of either an epic journey or an annual festival of sorts.