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.

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  • 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.

  • 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...

  • Head of Dionysos or Hermes

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    • IN 450
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • The head is made of white marble with veins of mica. It is badly worn, missing the nose, shoulder locks, the right ear-lock and the point of the beard. Besides the fringe, the forehead, the irises and the lips are bad...

  • Head of an athlete

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    • IN 454
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • The head is made of white marble – probably Pentelic. Traces of a reddish-brown paint in the hair and red paint in the eye can be observed with the naked eye.

      In 1957 the head was washed, and the tip of the nose e...

  • Hermes

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    • IN 429
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • The herm is made of Pentelic marble. It is intact except for the nose, the tip of the beard and the top of the cap. Traces of red paint can be observed with the naked eye under the lower lip.

      The herm was cleaned a...

  • Portrait bust of Roman woman. Livia (?)

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    • IN 748
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • The bust is made of white marble. Most of the nose has been broken off, and there is surface damage to the mouth and cheeks.
      Dark paint in the "eyes":/objects/55/attachments/223 is still visible to the naked eye; the...

  • Siren

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    • 2817
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • The statue is made of white marble. Tip and right side of the nose, upper part of kithara, tip of left wing and the legs are broken off.
      Red pigment can be seen with the naked eye on the kithara.

      In June 1993 and ...