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 168 objects


  • Mummy portrait of a woman

    • ÆIN 682
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • The well-preserved portrait of a young woman is executed in encaustic on a wooden panel with a brown/greyish background. A part of the panel, the left side, is missing. Originally, the panel was fastened on the face o...

  • Fragment from the Palace of Apries

    • ÆIN 1053
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • Fragmented relief with a upper scene with an ankh sign. Below, three rows of stars on a blue background.

  • Fragment from the Palace of Apries

    • ÆIN 1052
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • Fragmented relief with three rows of stars on a blue background.

  • Colossal head of Roman Woman

    • IN 2815
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • The colossal head of a Roman woman reveals extensive remains of original coloration. Especially in the hair compact layers of yellow and red with black and blue grains are observed. In two cases gilding is found on to...

  • Garland sarcophagus

    • IN 2468
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • A 3rd century C.E "sarcophagus":/objects/50/attachments/94 in the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek has traces of original polychromy preserved to a considerable extent on both the front of the lid and on the coffin. A broad pal...

  • Statue of the so called ’sciarra’ amazon

    • IN 1568
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • This report presents the work on a Roman marble ‘ideal sculpture’ of the 2nd century CE from the collection of the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. The work is undertaken to investigate traces of original paint on the sculptur...

  • Quintus Hostius Capito

    • IN 1436
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • Only a few traces of original paint are found on this portrait bust. This includes "red/orange traces in the hair":/objects/134/attachments/623 and a few traces of red on the top rim of the right eye. Traces of blue a...

  • Recumbent lion

    • IN 1297
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • Head scalped, eyes and eye region damaged. Left back corner of plinth broken off. Upper jaw has been broken off, but is preserved. Teeth poorer than "IN 1296":http://tc.o8e.dk/objects/116, but already repaired in anti...