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

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  • Portrait of Roman woman

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    • IN 1492
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • The head is made of white marble with a yellowish brown patina. The nose has been broken off, and the head seems to have belonged to a statue.

      Frederik Poulsen noted in his catalogue (Poulsen, 1951), that vestiges ...

  • Statue of a small boy with a water jar

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    • IN 511
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • The statue is made of fine-grained, white marble and has incrustations and root marks on the surface. The left arm, right arm with part of the object on the right shoulder, right leg, lower part of the left leg as wel...

  • Portrait of a Roman woman

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    • IN 751
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • The bust is made of white marble. The tip of the nose and the lower left part of the neck section are broken off and missing. Traces of red paint can be seen in the hair with the naked eye. On the right side of the wo...

  • Running woman

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    • IN 1682
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • The statue is made of Parian lychnites marble. The upper right arm and the lower left arm are missing. The head was attached with a dowel, and the front of the neck has been reworked. The statue was examined with Visi...

  • Honorary document relief. "The Bendis Relief"

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    • IN 462
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • The relief is made of white marble. The lower part of the stele has broken off, and the upper right corner is missing (might have been separately applied). Small chips on the antae and the cornice.
      Traces of the orig...

  • Head of a man

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    • IN 2746
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • The head is made of limestone. The tip of the nose and part of the right ear are missing.
      Traces of red colour in the hair are visible to the naked eye.

  • Portrait of a Roman woman

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    • IN 834
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • The bust is made of white marble with a yellowish-brown patina.
      Frederik Poulsen noted in his catalogue from 1951 (Poulsen 1951), that the surface was weathered and polished, and that the colour in the eyes was stil...

  • Head of a woman

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    • IN 1937
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • The head is made of white marble. Dark brown lime deposits can be seen on the surface on the left side of the hair and face, though these have been removed by cleaning from the rest of the face.
      Traces of red paint ...