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

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  • Palmyrene loculus stele depicting a standing woman

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    • IN 1030
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • The grave stele represents a standing woman, Ra'ata. Small fragments of the frame are missing from the lower part of the object. The portrait itself is slightly weathered, especially the face, and neck. The left hand,...

  • Palmyrene loculus stele depicting two standing boys

    • IN 2776
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • Two boys are depicted on a grave stele. The object is well preserved with slightly fragmented frame, especially in the upper right and lower left corner. The portrait to the left is well-preserved: his cheeks and neck...

  • Palmyrene loculus relief depicting a man

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    • IN 1052
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • A man, Malkai, is portrayed on a grave relief from Palmyra, Syria. he object is well-preserved, only with small fragments missing from the edge. The portrait itself is well-preserved, only with two diagonal cracks run...

  • Palmyrene loculus stele depicting a standing boy

    _w9a4675
    • IN 1147
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • A boy is represented on a grave stele from Palmyra, Syria. he object is well-preserved, only with small fragments missing from the frame. A four-lined inscription, with traces of red pigment, is indicated in the upper...

  • Woman from a Palmyrene sarcophagus

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    • IN 1065
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • The portrait of a woman derives from a sarcophagus, found in an unknorn Palmyrene tomb. The surface of the portrait is slightly weathered. Most of her nose is missing, along with the right shoulder, part of the right ...

  • Palmyrene loculus relief depicting a man and a woman

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    • IN 1153
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • A man and a woman are depicted side by side on a grave relief. Small fragments are missing from the edge of the object. A falsified inscription with traces of a dark pigment is placed in between the heads of the two i...

  • Antefix with female head

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    • HIN 70
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • The polychromy on the antefix is rather well-preserved. The colour palette is comprises calcite, yellow ochre, red ochre, umber, carbon black and Egyptian blue. Nuances are achieved by superposition of layers of diffe...

  • Antefix with silen head

    Hin69_t
    • HIN 69
    • 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...