Minoan Admirals Flotilla Fresco Ship Closeup

W. Sheppard Baird

Joined November 2010

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Original Painting of Ancient Artwork
Late Bronze Age (LBA)
Late Minoan I (LM I) Period
Late Cycladic I (LC I) Period
Painted sometime before ~1613 BC
Akrotiri, Thera (Santorini), Greece

The focus of this closeup view of the Miniature Frieze “Flotilla” Fresco is the large ship in its center section. It’s powered by 21 oars on each side of the ship (42 oars total). It must have been a very large ship indeed. It depicts various decorations as if for a festival and appears to be carrying dignitaries from Thera to the northern coast of Crete.

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