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Minoan Miniature Frieze Admirals Flotilla Fresco in Three_Panels, Akrotiri, Santorini, Greece

Minoan Miniature Frieze Admirals Flotilla Fresco
in Three Panels
Original Painting of Ancient Artwork
Late Bronze Age (LBA)
Neo-Palatial Late Minoan I (LM I) Period
Late Cycladic I (LC I) Period
Painted sometime before ~1613 BC
West House, Room 5, South Wall
Akrotiri, Santorini (Thera), Greece

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Artwork Description
This exquisite fresco was found during the excavations conducted by Spyridon Marinatos from 1967 to 1974 at Akrotiri on the southern coast of the ringed islands of Santorini (the Pompeii of the Aegean) which was covered by thick deposits of ash and pumice from the great Bronze Age eruption of the Santorini marine volcano. It was discovered on the south wall of room 5 in the West House and is 3.90 meters (12.8 feet) wide and 0.43 meters (16.9 inches) high. This fabulous fresco is on display at the P. M. Nomikos Exhibition Center's Thera Wallpainting Exhibition Hall in the town of Fira which houses all of the restored frescoes found during the excavations at Akrotiri. It is considered the single most valuable source for information on the life and technology of the Bronze Age Aegean ever found.

Map of Location where the Minoan Miniature Frieze Admirals Flotilla Fresco was Discovered, West House, Room 5, South Wall, Akrotiri, Santorini (Thera), Greece
Map of Location where the
Minoan Miniature Frieze Admirals Flotilla Fresco
was Discovered
West House, Room 5, South Wall
Akrotiri, Santorini (Thera), Greece


Minoan Miniature Frieze Admirals Flotilla Fresco, Akrotiri, Santorini, Greece

Minoan Miniature Frieze Admirals Flotilla Fresco
Late Bronze Age (LBA)
Neo-Palatial Late Minoan I Period
The West House, Room 5, South Wall
3.90 x 0.43 meters
Akrotiri, Santorini (Thera), Greece.


The West House, or Admiral's House, at Akrotiri was excavated by Spyridon Marinatos during the 1971 and 1972 seasons. Besides the magnificent Miniature Frieze Admirals Flotilla Fresco other artworks found here were two frescoes of the Fishermen and the Young Priestess fresco.

W. Sheppard Baird