The Spring fresco. This is the only wall-painting of Akrotiri that was found in situ, covering three walls of the same room. Room D2, Complex D. Acroteri, Thera, 16th cent. BC.
It depicts the rocky Theran landscape before the volcanic eruption: clusters of red lilies with yellow stems dominate the red and gray volcanic formations, while swallows swoop above, alone or in flirtatious pairs, animating the scene and symbolically announcing natureís annual rebirth.