Ancient Greek Minoan Wall Painting Fresco Prince of Lilies Small Handmade Decoration Gift 6 Inches

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Ancient Greek Minoan Wall Painting Fresco Prince of Lilies Small Handmade Decoration Gift 6 Inches

Height: 6 inches (15 cm)
Width: 4 inches (10 cm)
Weight: 0.31 lbs (142 gr)

The Prince of the Lilies, or the Lily Prince or Priest-King Fresco, is a celebrated Minoan painting excavated in pieces from the palace of Knossos, capital of the Bronze Age Minoan civilization on the Greek island of Crete. The mostly reconstructed original is now in the Heraklion Archaeological Museum (“AMH”), with a replica version at the palace which includes flowers in the background.

Though often called a fresco, the figure (not including the flat background) is one of the smaller group of “relief frescos” or “painted stuccos”, as the original parts of the image are built up in plaster before being painted. It is dated to “Late Minoan IA” by Sinclair Hood, circa 1550 BC, in the Neoplatial (“new palace”) period between 1750 and 1500 BC. Maria Shaw says that estimated datings (in 2004) ranged between MM IIIB and LM IB, giving a maximum date range from c. 1650 to c. 1400 BC, “and occasionally later”.

Aged look with textured surface!

Τhe colors, the size and the painting may differ from the photos because the product is completely handmade.

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