SIME

 

Reproductions Exhibition

 

The Photographic Exhibition
of Akrotiri

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXHIBITION OF THE REPRODUCTIONS OF THE WALL PAINTINGS OF THERA  

The discovery of the wall-paintings of Akrotiri, Thera, in the excavations (1967-1974) of Professor Spyridon Marinatos is of outstanding importance for our knowledge of the early Aegean world. It ranks alongside Schliemann's opening of the Shaft Graves of Mycenae in 1876 and Evan's uncovering of the Palace of Knossos with its collections of inscribed tablets in 1900.

Of all the finds unearthed in the excavations at Akrotiri, there can be little doubt that the wall-paintings constitute the most significant contribution to our knowledge of Aegean art and society. In technique, style and thematic content they are an invaluable object study for archaeologists, art historian, zoologists, botanists, chemists, and a host of other specialists, and a virtually inexhaustible source of information on the art, economy, environment, technology, manners and customs - indeed life in general - in the first half of the second millennium BC.

The Thera Foundation hopes that by making the wall-paintings of Akrotiri widely available for study and enjoyment it is making a significant contribution to the understanding of early Aegean culture.

House of the Ladies  

Sea Daffodils. Room 1. West section. South wall.
H. 2.70, W.1.75 m.

Sea Daffodils. Room 1. West section. West wall.
H. 2.70, W. 2.10 m.

Sea Daffodils. Room 1. West section. North wall.
H. 2.70, W. 1.73 m.

Female Figure. Room 1. East section. South wall.
H. 2.20, W. 2.05 m.
Bare-breasted Female Figure. Room 1. East section. North wall.
H. 2.25, W. 1.19 m.
 

The West House

 

'Marbling'. Room 5. North wall.
 H. 0.45, L. 4.10 m.

'Marbling'. Room 5. West wall.
H. 0.45, L. 3.90 m.

Fisherman. Room 5. West wall.
H. 1.22, W. 0.57 m.

Fisherman. Room 5. North wall
H. 1.22, W. 0.69 m

'Young Priestess'. Room 5. South-east portal. East door jamb.
H. 1.51, W. 0.35 m.

'Assembly on the Hill' and 'Shipwreck'. Room 5. Miniature Frieze. North wall.
H. 0.45, L. 0.86 m.

River. Room 5. Miniature Frieze. Eate wall.
H. 0.21, L. 1.75 m.

Flotilla. Room 5. Miniature Frieze. South wall.
H. 0.43, L. 3.90 m.

Half Ikrion. Room 4. East wall.
H. 1.80, W. 0.50 m.

Two Ikria. Room 4. South wall.
H. 1.80, W. 2.12 m.

Ikrion. Room 4. West wall.
H. 1.95, W. 1.98 m.

Ikrion. Room 4. West wall.
H. 1.95, W. 1.98 m.

Ikrion. Room 4b. East wall.
H. 1.80, W. 1.05 m.

Ikrion. Room 4b. West wall.
H. 1.90, W. 1.02 m.

Flower Vase. Room 4. Window. North jamb.
H. 0.89, W. 0.45 m.

Flower Vase. Room 4. Window. South jamb.
H. 0.85, W. 0.39 m.

 

Building Complex Delta

 

Lillies. Room Delta 2. South wall.
H. 2.50, W. 2.22 m.

Lillies. Room Delta 2. West wall.
H. 2.50, W. 2.60 m.

Lillies. Room Delta 2. North wall.
H. 2.50, W. 1.88 m.
 

Building Beta

 

Boxing Boys. Room Beta 1. South wall.
H. 2.75, W. 0.94 m.

Antelope. Room Beta 1. North wall.
H. 1.42, W. 1.15 m.

Antelopes. Room Beta 1. West wall.
H. 2.75, W. 2 m.

Monkeys. Room Beta 6. West wall.
H. 2.70, W. 1.13 m.

Monkeys. Room Beta 6. North wall.
H. 2.70, W. 2.76 m.

'Cows'. Room Beta 6.
H. 1, W. 1.10 m.
 

Xeste 3

 
Frieze with spirals.
H. 0.37, L. 3.70 m.

Frieze of Monkeys. Room 4.

   

From the Frieze of Swallows. Room 4.

'Adorants'. 'Lustral Basin'. North wall.
H. 1.43, L. 3.91 m.

Naked Boys. Room 3b (ground floor). Middle corridor.
H. 1.92, W. 1.93 m.

Adult Male. Room 3b (ground floor). West wall.
H. 1.93, W. 1.82 m.

Naked Boy. Room 3b (ground floor). North corridor.
H. 1.75, W. 1.24 m.

Saffron-gatherers. Room 3a (first floor). East wall.
H. 2.44, W. 2.66 m.

'Mistress of Animals' and Saffron-gatherer. Room 3a (first floor). North wall.
H. 2.30, W. 3.22 m.

Saffron-gatherer. Room 3a (first floor). North wall.
 H. 2.17, W. 0.69 m.

Female Figure. Room 3b (first floor).

Female Figure. Room 3b (first floor).

Wild Duck. Room 3b (first floor).

 Rosettes. Room 9 (second floor).
 H. 1.91, W. 2.52 m.
 

Xeste 4

 

 

Male figures in procession. Staircase.

 

Staircase of Xeste 4.

Tripod offering table from the West House.
H. 0.30, Diam. 0.289 m.
 

Fragments

Spirals from Building Gamma.

Swallow from the area of Sector Alpha.

"Altar" from the area of Sector Alpha.

"The African" from the area of Sector Alpha.

House of the Ladies. Earlier wall-painting from the light-well.

Xeste 3. Earlier wall-painting.

Room Delta 17. Osiers.