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Amnisos. 1600-1500 BC

The Lily Fresco forms part of a larger fresco composition that decorated a room on the upper floor of the villa at Amnisos. It depicts an array of white lilies springing from within or in front of a stepped structure. This structure indicates an architectural arrangement of the space, probably a formal walled garden. The wall-painting technique is particularly interesting, because it combines the typical fresco technique of Minoan wall paintings with the in cavo technique: the lily stems and flowers were scraped off up to the outline with a pointed tool in order to produce a groove that was filled with thick white paint.
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