Tracing the Colors of Ancient Sculpture

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.

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