Date ca. 1600-1500 BCE
Movement Aegean | Middle Minoan III
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.