Welcome to the Tracking Colour objects database. It contains information on ancient artworks from the collections of the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek examined for their original polychromy.

All objects 169 objects


  • Mummy mask

    • ÆIN 297
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • Mummy mask of a woman from the Roman period in Egypt with gilded face, and depicted clothing painted with multiple colours; on the backside is depicted a falcon holding the feather of Maat in its wingtips.

  • Cinerary Urn

    • HIN 171
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • The reclining figure on the lid is male. In appearance, he is youthful and idealised: this impression is also enhanced by the long, curly hair, reminiscent of Alexander the Great. There is a painted band around his ha...

  • Fragment with blue frit coating

    • ÆIN 1262
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • A large fragment with blue frit coating. Darker blue on the outside, with a coarse red clay background.

  • Blue pellets from the production of Egyptian blue

    • ÆIN 1185
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • Shown here is an example of some of the blue pellets from the production of Egyptian blue pigments.

  • Air-goddess

    • IN 2432
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • At present, the sculpture has only been submitted to VIL imaging. The VIL images show no luminescence indicating that there are no traces of Egyptian blue.

  • Roman panel painting rendering a representation of a man, a winged griffin, and wheel of Nemesis

    • ÆIN 686-687
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • This is a Roman panel painting depicting a half-length representation of a man alongside a winged griffin with the wheel of Nemesis. The right part of the painting consists three well-preserved boards of the same widt...

  • Head of Zeus, Acrolith

    • IN 1664
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • A small piece broke off on the nose and in the hair, otherwise the piece is very much intact.

  • Fragment from the Palace of Apries

    • ÆIN 1060
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • Fragment with a lotus-leaf shaped blade in green, yellow and brown.