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 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

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    • 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

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    • 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 silenus head

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    • HIN 55
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • On this fine example of a early Classical, Etruscan antefix the well-preserved paint adds to the striking appearance. The investigation carried out on the polychromy gives a unique opportunity to gain knowledge and va...