Using ultraviolet and raking light, archaeologist Vinzenz Brinkmann examines marble sculptures of Athena and Paris from the Temple of Aphaia, now in the Glyptothek in Munich. In the process, he reveals examples of physical evidence used to inform the recreations of the original color design and paint scheme of the statues.
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Video excerpted from Bunte Götter. © Stiftung Archaölogie 2005. Conceived and directed by Vinzenz Brinkmann. Assisted by Clemens Schmidlin and Franziska & Jakob Brinkmann. Special thanks to the Staatliche Antikensammlungen and Glyptothek, Munich
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Museum, G. (2016, February 19). Tracing the Colors of Ancient Sculpture. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/video/757/
Museum, Getty. "Tracing the Colors of Ancient Sculpture." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified February 19, 2016. https://www.ancient.eu/video/757/.
Museum, Getty. "Tracing the Colors of Ancient Sculpture." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 19 Feb 2016. Web. 09 Aug 2020.