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 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 2951), that the surface was weathered and polished, and that the colour in the eyes was stil...

  • Head of a man

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    • IN 2538
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • The head is made of limestone. The tip of the nose is missing, but the head is otherwise intact.
      Traces of red and black paint can be seen with the naked eye on the hair and wreath.

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Portrait of a Roman Lady.

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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...

  • Tomb lekythos

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    • IN 1270
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • The lekythos is made of white marble. The neck is broken and the foot is new.
      Traces of the original painted floral motifs on the shoulder and a meander below the relief are still visible to the naked eye. The origin...

  • Head of Hermes

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    • IN 445
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • The head is made of Pentelic marble. The right forehead, eyebrow and cheek as well as the point of the beard are chipped. Traces of paint can be observed with the naked eye behind the fillet.

      In 2004 the head under...