La Parisienne

La Parisienne

A fine reproduction of the famous fresco painting "La Parisienne" aka "Minoan Lady" found in the palace of Knossos in Crete. The sacral knot worn at the back of the neck seems to indicate that she is a priestess or even a goddess. The fresco is called La Parisienne because of the elegant appearance of the lady depicted. Dated to 1400 BC.

Fresco painting was one of the most important forms of Minoan art. Plastered walls from the Minoan palaces and villas that have survived to our day provide a precious portrait of life in Crete during prehistoric times. The figures and scenes painted in the Minoan frescoes display the familiar Egyptian side view with the frontal eye, as well as the sharp outlines in solid color.(more information on the art of fresco wall painting...)

An exact museum reproduction, made of bonded marble and painted by hand.


Bonded marble & hand painted
23 x 31 cm (9 x 12 in.)

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