Ancient Greek Wall Frescoes

Fresco is the art of painting on plastered walls. This medium was one of ancient Greek civilization's art forms : interiors of villas and palaces were covered with fanciful impressions of life and nature in the Greek world. Fresco artists were widely patronized by royalty and the wealthier members of society.

A wall was prepared for painting with a thin layer of white lime plaster. Then, using an obsidian chip or other sharp instrument, the artist outlined the main features and sketched in important details. Next, the colours were applied, often while the surface was still moist so that they soaked in and made the painted images more durable.

Antelope fresco. Two antelopes are sketched with strong, dark lines on a white plaster...

$99.00

Beautiful fresco painting showing Aphrodite contemplating and reclining on a column....

$99.00

Boxing children fresco. The painting depicts two naked boys wearing belts and boxing...

$99.00

The most popular - and dangerous - Minoan athletic event, an acrobatic spectacle in...

$69.00

The most popular - and dangerous - Minoan athletic event, an acrobatic spectacle in...

$159.00

Beautiful fresco painting showing a chariot race at the ancient Olympic Games. (more...

$169.00

Beautiful fresco painting showing a chariot race at the ancient Olympic Games. (more...

$149.00

Beautiful fresco painting showing a Discus thrower at the ancient Olympic Games....

$59.00

Beautiful fresco painting showing a discus thrower at the ancient Olympic Games....

$79.00

Detail of a larger fresco depicting two playful Aegean dolphins. (more information on...

$79.00

The fisherman of Santorini comes from the north wall of room 5 of the Akrotiri...

$89.00

The flotilla fresco was found on the south wall of room 5 in the West House of the...

$89.00

The flotilla fresco was found on the south wall of room 5 in the West House of the...

$119.00

The flotilla fresco was found on the south wall of room 5 in the West House of the...

$119.00

Beautiful fresco painting showing a horse race at the ancient Olympic Games. (more...

$89.00

Beautiful fresco painting showing a javelin thrower at the ancient Olympic Games....

$59.00

A fine reproduction of the famous fresco painting "La Parisienne" aka "Minoan Lady"...

$119.00

Beautiful fresco painting showing Apollo making a libation. (more information on the...

$89.00

A parade of female Minoan priestesses. Dated to 1400 BC. Fresco painting was one of...

$79.00

A parade of female Minoan priestesses. Dated to 1400 BC. Fresco painting was one of...

$79.00

A parade of Minoan youths bearing cups. Part of a three part fresco found in the...

$79.00

A parade of Minoan youths bearing cups. Part of a three part fresco found in the...

$79.00

A parade of Minoan youths bearing cups. Part of a three part fresco found in the...

$79.00

Beautiful fresco painting showing athletes running at the ancient Olympic Games....

$139.00

Beautiful fresco painting showing athletes running at the ancient Olympic Games....

$69.00

The Saffron gatherer is part of a large fresco found in the east wall of room 3a in...

$79.00

The Spring fresco. This is the only wall-painting of Akrotiri that was found in situ,...

$119.00

Found in the late 60's on the island of Thera (Santorini) in the Aegean Sea in the...

$79.00

Found in the late 60's on the island of Thera (Santorini) in the Aegean Sea in the...

$159.00

A fine reproduction of the famous fresco painting " The Mycenean Lady " found in the...

$139.00

Beautiful fresco painting showing the procession of the lighting of the Olympic flame...

$159.00

The fresco shows a young man strolling in a garden. He wears a short apron, a necklace...

$149.00

Beautiful fresco painting showing a torch relay at the ancient Olympic Games. (more...

$69.00

Beautiful fresco painting showing wrestlers competing at the ancient Olympic Games....

$69.00

Beautiful fresco painting showing young Apollo. (more information on the art of fresco...

$89.00