Fisherman fresco, Santorini

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A Fisherman is pictured on the wooden box that we have selected for our little friends! The theme depicted on the box is one of the best preserved frescoes from Akrotiri on the island of Santorini in Greece and shows a male figure holding a bunch of fish in each hand tied together with yellow string.

We have created a collection of boxes with themes deriving from Ancient Greece, since the colours and the designs blends with the wood and creates a unique gift which can also have a use in the childs room.

Dimentions:15 cm x 10cm x 6cm (height)

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The subject from the famous fisherman's fresco was found in the 5th room of house D’, at the Akrotiri of Thera on the island of Santorini in Greece. It depicts a male figure holding a bunch of fish in each hand tied with a yellow rope. Under his feet, the blue color spreads, possibly yielding the sea and giving the impression that the fisherman walks by the coastline. The figure is presented in the center, without any jewelry, which shows the engagement with the sea and possibly with nets or underwater fishing.

As for the blue color on the head, it was previously believed to be a symbol of divinity, as several Mediterranean gods were depicted with blue hair or beards. However, later on, Professor Spyridon Marinatos concluded that the blue indicates a shaved head in which two tiny hair are left unshaven.

The legs stand out. The emphasis of the left thigh with a black line on the outline gives a slight idea of ​​depth, something which is not emphasized in the hands.

The fisherman fresco is currently exhibited in the Archaeological Museum of Thera.

Dimensions (WxHxD):
15 cm x 10 cm x 6 cm
Gross Weight:
280 gr
Gift packaging - Description Greek & English
280 gr

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