Welcome to the Tracking Colour objects database. It contains information on sculptures known to have traces of ancient polychromy.

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  • Pinax possibly depicting the judgement of Paris

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    • HIN 798
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • Upper part of a pinax with a hook meander band along the upper edge. Three figures are rendered and the scene probably shows the Judgement of Paris.

  • Pinax with warriors

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    • HIN 796
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • Fragmented pinax depicting two warriors.

  • Pinax fragments depicting a naked man and a black hand

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    • HIN 794
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • Fragmented pinax depicting two individuals - a naked young man and an second unidentified indivdual, where only an outreaching hand is preserved.
      The upper edge of the pinax is decorated with a band of red lozenges w...

  • Antefix with female head

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    • HIN 452
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • This beautiful "antefix":/objects/124/attachments/367 has well-preserved traces of original colour which are visible to the naked eye.
      The "palmette leaves":/objects/124/attachments/372 were once painted alternately ...

  • Antefix with female head

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    • HIN 453
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • This beautiful "antefix":/objects/123/attachments/345 has well-preserved traces of original polychromy.
      The palmette leaves are painted alternately black and red with white outlines while the background around them i...

  • Statuette of Hermes

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    • HIN 423a
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • Statuette of Hermes standing against a pillar. He is rendered naked, except from a cloak worn over the shoulders and boots.

  • Male statuette

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    • HIN 423b
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • The male statuette is well-preserved with only some of the fingers missing on both hands. He is standing against a pillar and is wearing a cloak, loincloth and boots.

  • Lid from a sarcophagus

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    • IN 431
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • The sarcophagus fragment is well preserved and shows extensive remains of antique polychromy. A white ground is found on the sides of the fragment, partially in the ears and on the hair, along the sides of the face an...