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This was an odd discovery in Copenhagen.

The Roman collections at the Ny Glyptoteket have been examined carefully for traces of paint. As a few of the exhibits show, the senatorial busts, the Amazons and the athletes we appreciate in elegant shades of gray were probably painted (painted like this!) when they were made.

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How can a sculptural aesthetic so refined have developed alongside polychromy this garish and flat? Weird.