Excavated in Knossos in 1903, the original fresco was an overnight sensation: called 'La Parisienne' for her elegant and sophisticated beauty. Her features are remarkable: an enormous eye and sensual mouth, stained with bright red, her striped tunic: "a mixture of na�ve archaism and spicy modernism" (Portier).
Minoan fresco tile of La Parisienne
- Height: 32cm Width: 23cm
They are all made in Greece in the workshop of the Lioulias family, with whom It's All Greek is proud to have been working since 2004.
The tiles are made of a resin compound. Many have a 'craquelure' effect, to replicate the fine pattern of formed on the surface of paintings, in particular due to the ageing of paints and pigments.
Should you wish to put these tiles in a bathroom or garden, it would be wise to apply a coat of transparent PVA sealant to protect them from rain and frost. They are supplied ready to hang, with a sturdy, embedded metal strip or, in the case of the larger ones, two strips which can be connected with picture wire. They can also be incorporated as features within a tiled wall.