From the Trenches – Carved in Living Color

http://www.archaeology.org/0801/trenches/colorgods.html

“The exhibition corrects a popular misconception,” says Susanne Ebbinghaus, curator of ancient art at the Sackler, who points out that people generally associate classical art with white marble sculpture. “What you would have seen when you walked through an ancient city, cemetery, or sanctuary,” she explains, “would have been colorful sculpture: painted marble, colorful bronze, gold and ivory cult images. It completely changes our picture of the ancient world.” Another article about this subject you can find at http://io9.com/5616498/ultraviolet-light-reveals-how-ancient-greek-statues-really-looked or http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/true-colors.html.

http://www.archaeology.org/0801/trenches/colorgods.html

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