Τετάρτη, 10 Ιουλίου 2013

Minoan fresco in Andros.

It is with great pride and joy that I present through this blog an amazing discovery done by my dear friend and avid researcher, Mania Kostopoulou

Mania recently discovered this extraordinary Minoan fresco on the island of Andros. It is as yet the first of its kind, but in fact no surprise to all students of Minoan culture, who would expect Minoan influence to have reached the island at least by the Neopalatial period. 





Not only is this a unique occurrence on Andros but a unique Minoan fresco as well regarding its subject. As you may see part of a standing male musician to the left survives playing a double flute. He is wearing the characteristic Minoan kilt with phallus-sheath and double belt, his wavy long strands of hair flowing in the back. Facing the musician was another human of which only the hands survive, stretched towards the male musician, belonging seemingly to a female figure, with three beaded bracelets on the right wrist. This human appears to be positioned higher and portrayed in a larger scale, so perhaps a divine figure is depicted enjoying the musician's performance. 

Hopefully more frescoes like this one will come to light after the systematic research of the bar, now lying in ruins, the walls of which they decorated. 



*Disclaimer* 
This is a humorous piece referring to a modern fresco decorating the walls of a modern bar on the island of Andros. 

UPDATE

More photographs from the interior of the bar provided by Mania Kostopoulou and Paris Stefanidis (many many thanks guys!) 






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