A detail from the famous fresco discovered at Knossos.
Minoan Procession Fresco - youths with rhyta (large)
- Height: 32cm Width: 24cm
The original Fresco of the Procession, dating to ca 1500 BC, is thought to have contained about 350 figures in a continuous frieze, decorating the entire length of a corridor in the palace at Knossos.
The male and female figures carry a variety of ritual vessels and musical instruments and wear gold and silver belts, anklets and bracelets. Panels from the original frieze are now in the Heraklion Museum in Crete.
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.