The Dolphin Fresco is a magnificent seascape as well as a decorative masterpiece. Two dolphins are shown swimming among small blue, yellow and pink fish. The light blue background with a darker blue net pattern represents the iridescent surface of the sea. The fragments of the fresco were found in a lightwell at the east end of the Queen’s Megaron in the Palace of Knossos, and Evans believed that it adorned a wall above the entrance. A different interpretation of the excavation data is that the fresco probably decorated a floor on the upper storey rather than a wall. Although the location and dating of the fresco are uncertain, it belongs to a long Minoan tradition of seascape imagery, with wonderful examples dating from as early as the beginning of the Neopalatial period.