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Gods In Colour: Painted Sculpture in Antiquity

22 Jan 2015 to 14 Jun 2015
10:00 - 17:00
Ashmolean Museum
Beaumont Street
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 2PH

Gallery 14

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This exhibition of over twenty full-size colour reconstructions of Greek and Roman sculptures challenges the popular notion of classical white marble sculpture. It shows that ancient statues were far more colourful, complex, and exuberant than is often thought. Fully coloured reconstructions painted with authentic pigments and complete with additions in other materials, such as metal attributes or eyes inlaid with glass and stone, will be displayed alongside the Museum's own collection of unpainted casts of Greek and Roman sculptures.