We created a guitar pick with an engraved design of two swallows, inspired by a detail of the famous wall-painting "Spring" at the Akrotiri in Thera, Santorini. It is dating to 16th century B.C. The fresco's theme depicts the springtime revival of Theran nature. The guitar pick is crafted by hand and is made of solid silver 925°.
Dimensions: 2,6cm x 3cm x 1mm
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The wall-painting of "Spring" is the only one found in a basement room in the prehistoric settlement of Akrotiri in Thera. The painting covered three walls. The painting's theme - the springtime revival of Theran nature, was probably associated with religious rituals to celebrate the arrival of spring.
The wall-painting presents probably the rocky landscape of Stroggyli (Santorini) before the Minoan eruption of Thera. Clusters of red lilies dominate the rocky volcanic landscape, while swallows swoop above, singly or in flirtatious pairs. It is attributed to the painter of the Crocus Gatherers painting inAkrotiri.
The wall-painting of "Spring" is displayed at the National Archaeological museum in Athens.
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