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


  • 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...

  • Palmyrene loculus relief depicting a man

    • IN 1146
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • A man, Yedîʽbêl, is depicted on a grave relief. The background is slightly weathered and a fragment of the upper right corner is missing. The portrait itself is well-preserved, only with a slightly weathered surface. ...