DescriptionPrecision Restoration, Late Bronze Age (LBA), Late Minoan I (LM I) Period, Late Cycladic I (LC I) Period, Painted sometime before ~1615 BC, Akrotiri, Thera (Santorini), Greece. This is a precision restoration of a large shipping scene from the Miniature Frieze Admirals Flotilla Fresco. It was derived from multiple original sources but especially from the wonderful publication 'The Wall Paintings of Thera' by Christos Doumas. The focus of this closeup view of the Miniature Frieze Admirals Flotilla Fresco is a variety of ship types from the center of the composition.
W. Sheppard Baird, . Member Since December 2008 Artist Statement While best known as a scholar of Aegean Prehistory and the author of "The Minoan Psychopath" I've brought my artistic talents to bear in order to create a gallery of some of the wonderful artwork of the ancient Bronze Age Minoans. Many of these works are rarely seen in their full originally reconstructed and especially their precisely restored glory by the scholars and public alike. My primary motivation is to bring them to the attention of the public and students so they can be better appreciated for the masterpieces they are.