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 woman

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    • ÆIN 360
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • The head is made of limestone. The nose is missing and the surface is weathered. Traces of red colour can be seen with the naked eye on the head-dress.

  • Head of a woman

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    • ÆIN 362
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • The head is made of limestone. The tip of the nose is missing, and the surface is weathered. Traces of red paint can be seen woth the naked eye on the neck, lips and head-dress.

  • Head of a man

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    • IN 324n
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • The head is made of limestone. The tip of the nose is missing, the surface is meathered and it has a "deep cut":/objects/120/attachments/287 over left side of the face and hat. Traces of red paint can be seen with the...

  • Two fragments of a relief

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    • IN 459
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • The two relief fragments are made of a white, fine-grained marble with a golden patina, probably Pentelic.
      There are no traces of original paint to be observed with the naked eye. The fragments have been examined wi...

  • Upper part of Attic grave relief

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    • IN 461
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • The relief fragment is made of white marble. There are small damages on the surface and the acroteria, and the elbow of the standing woman is chipped off.
      Traces of red paint can be seen with the naked eye on the wom...

  • Bust of Asklepios

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    • IN 598j
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • The bust is made of white marble. The nose, many of the curls and the front of the wreath were reworked prior to restoration.
      A reddish patina in the hair and beard can be seen with the naked eye.
      In 2003 the bust w...

  • Head of a man

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    • IN 598b
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • The head is made of limestone, and traces of red paint can be seen with the naked eye on eyes and mouth.

  • Figure of a man.

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    • IN 3614
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • The figure is made of limestone. The lower part of the body is missing and the head has been broken off. The nose is damaged, and there are some marks on the body.
      Traces of red paint are visible to the naked eye on ...