Paint on white marble in Antiquity

Paint on white marble, a didactic research project 2013.

What do we really know about the polychromy on antique marble statuary? How did the statues actually look, and  what materials were used for painting? These are some questions posed in the present project, which will eventually lead to a hypothetic reconstrucion of the polychromy on a large relief that was part of a tomb in Xantos in Lycia, dated to the late archaic/early classical Greek period. The relief  is the west side of the so called Harpy monument, of which there is a plaster copy in the Historic Museum of Lund University.