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

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  • Head of a man

    • IN 598b
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • The head is made of limestone, and traces of red paint can be seen with the naked eye on eyes and mouth.

  • Bust of Asklepios

    • IN 598j
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • The bust is made of white marble. The nose, many of the curls and the front of the wreath were reworked prior to restoration.
      A reddish patina in the hair and beard can be seen with the naked eye.
      In 2003 the bust w...

  • The Strangford Shield

    • 1864,0220.18
    • Roman marble copy of the shield of the gold and ivory statue of Athena from the Parthenon.
      Traces of the original paint remain. The shield was traeted in 1998 for permanent exhibition.