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

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  • 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...

  • Antefix with silen head

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    • HIN 68
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • The polychromy on the antefix is rather well-preserved. The colour palette is limited to calcite, red ochre, carbon black and Egyptian blue. Mineral clays constitute an essential part of the entire stratigraphy sugges...

  • Fragment of funerary stele.

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    • IN 2787
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • The stele is made of white marble, and is broken above and below.
      Traces of red paint can be seen with the naked eye on the base line of the relief.
      The stele has been examined with Visible Induced Luminescence, bu...

  • Votive relief

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    • IN 2308
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • The relief is made of coarse-grained white marble. The surface is weathered.
      Traces of red colour below and on the sides of the border are visible to the naked eye.

      In August, 1991 a marble sample was taken to es...

  • Tomb lekythos

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    • IN 2786
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • The lekythos is made of white, fine-grained marble. The upper part of the neck is missing and a new foot in limestone has been added.
      On the shoulder the remains of the original painted decoration are still visible t...

  • Head of a man

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    • IN 2569 LISTED AS 2559 IN CATALOGUE - NEIL
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • The head is made of limestone. The nose and left part of the beard are missing.
      Traces of "red paint":/objects/92/attachments/195 can be seen with the naked eye.
      The head has been examined with Visible Induced Lumi...

  • Grave relief

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    • IN 1695
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • The relief is made of white marble - probably Pentelic. The left-hand acroterion and ante capital are broken off, the break continues over the head of the sitting person, and through the neck of the standing figure. T...

  • Tomb lekythos

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    • IN 466
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • The lekythos is made of white marble. The neck has been broken and later restored and the foot is of new marble. Depicted on the relief on the belly of the lekythos is a scene with four figures. Shown on the far right...