Over the more than 2,000 years since these figurines were made, many of these colours have faded or peeled away but their flowery coloured garments have hidden properties – under certain lighting conditions they ‘glow.’
This ancient Greek statue was once brightly coloured – new imaging techniques are allowing scientists to learn more about how it was painted, and what pigments were used.
For more insights into ancient Greek sculpture, join our curator-led Facebook Live broadcast tomorrow at 18.00 BST.
Given that this has been determined for Roman statues, it doesn't surprise me that they were just copying Classical Greek culture, again.....
Went to Knossos a few years ago. Much as I agree it shouldn't have been painted it was fascinating to see how it might have looked. Maybe you could recreate the paintwork on a copy?
Excellent, looking forward to the live broadcast!
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