Spring Fresco

Spring Fresco

Date ca. 1600-1500 BCE

Movement Aegean | Middle Minoan III

Medium Fresco

Provenance Akrotiri, Thera

Housed at National Archaeological Museum, Athens


Covered (and preserved) in volcanic ash for nearly four thousand years, the wall frescoes of present- day Santorini provide a stunning collection of landscape frescoes. Here, a lush scene of craggy hillsides, lilies and swallows springs to life with the use of colorful mineral paint composed of native volcanic soil.