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


  • Terracotta relief; a porticus

    • IN 1704
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • Such plaques, which mainly date between about 50 B.C. and 60 A.D., have subsequently been referred to as Campana reliefs. In the late republic and the early Imperial period Campana reliefs were used to protect and ado...

  • Left half of a panel painting rendering Nemesis and Harpocrates

    • ÆIN 685
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • The panel shown here depicts two well-preserved boards that are approximately the same width, with a motif representing a half-length representation in the upper-left corner, and shows an adolescent young man or boy i...

  • Fragment of a panel painting rendering female bust(s), winged griffin, and two minor deities.

    • ÆIN 711
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • The fragment described here is the left part of a panel painting. Two adjoining boards of different widths are preserved, and assembled vertically. In the top register of the panel, human figures can be seen that are ...

  • Fragment from the Palace of Apries

    • ÆIN 1056
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • Fragmented relief with two rows of stars.

  • Etruscan terracotta urn

    • HIN 65
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • The urn has again the same relief motif of Eteocles and Polyneikes, cast from a very worn mould, but in the original large format. On the top right edge a circle has been engraved prior to firing; this is the letter t...

  • Palmyrene loculus relief depicting a man and a woman

    • IN 1153
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • A man and a woman are depicted side by side on a grave relief. Small fragments are missing from the edge of the object. A falsified inscription with traces of a dark pigment is placed in between the heads of the two i...

  • Woman from a Palmyrene sarcophagus

    • IN 1150
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • The woman depicted was probably a part of a large sarcophagus, now detached by the waist. The surface of the portrait is slightly weathered and fragments are missing from her coiffure and the bracelet on her left arm....

  • Palmyrene loculus stele depicting a standing boy, Nûrbêl

    • IN 1147
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • A boy is represented on a grave stele from Palmyra, Syria. he object is well-preserved, only with small fragments missing from the frame. A four-lined inscription, with traces of red pigment, is indicated in the upper...