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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  • Relief with Amazonomachy

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    • IN 2016
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • This fragment of a relief is made of white marble. Only the lower, right part of the wide frame around the picture has been preserved.
      The use of the pigment Egyptian Blue was documented using Visible Induced Lumine...

  • Statue of Nemesis of Rhamnous

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    • IN 2086
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • The statue is made of Pentelic marble with pronounced vertical veins of mica. The head, both arms and two toes from the right foot are missing. The costume is chipped.
      The statue has been examined with Visible Induce...

  • Mummy portrait of a man

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    • ÆIN 1425
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • The portrait of a man is fastened on a mummy and is very well-preserved. The face of the man is painted in many colours; black for the hair, the skin in colours of pink, green and yellow and the lips are red.

  • Mummy portrait of a woman

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    • ÆIN 683
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • The portrait of a woman is painted in encaustic on a thin wooden panel of which only the middle part is preserved. Her hair and eyebrows are rendered in black, her lips are red and her skin is painted in colours of wh...

  • Mummy portrait of a man

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    • ÆIN 1426
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • The portrait of a young man is executed in encaustic on a thin wooden panel, which is fastened on a mummy with golden decorations on the wrapping. The portrait is slightly fragmented. The portrait's polychromy is well...

  • Mummy portrait of a man

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    • ÆIN 681
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • The well-preserved portrait of a young man is painted in encaustic on a thin wooden panel with a background painted in grey. Originally, the panel was fastened on the face of a mummy. His hair, eyebrows and beard are ...

  • Mummy portrait of a man

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    • ÆIN 680
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • The portrait of a young man is well-preserved and is rendered on a wooden panel with a white painted background. Originally, the panel was fastened on the face of a mummy. The portrait is painted in tempera and encaus...

  • Mummy portrait of a man

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    • ÆIN 1473
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • The well-preserved portrait of a young man is painted in encaustic on a wooden panel. Originally, the panel was fastened on the face of a mummy. The hair, eyebrows and beard of the man is painted in black. He has red ...