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

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  • Male statuette

    Hin423b_t_0
    • HIN423b
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • ...

  • Terracotta relief depicting satyrs picking grapes

    In1708_t
    • IN1708
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
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  • Antefix with female head

    Hin70_t
    • 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

    Hin68_t_lightfromthefront
    • 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...

  • 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...

  • Antefix with female head

    Hin453_t_0
    • 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...

  • Cinerary Urn

    Hin60_t_0
    • HIN 60
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • On this "Etruscan":/objects/113/attachments/304 urn extensive traces of original polychromy is visible to the naked eye. It was found that a fairly wide "palette":/objects/113/attachments/321 of pigments was used espe...

  • Lid from a sarcophagus

    In431_t_0
    • IN431
    • 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...