A lost colour – examples of the ancient art objects from the collection of Princes Czartoryski Museum in Krakow Cover Image
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Utracony kolor – przykłady zabytków ze zbioru sztuki starożytnej Muzeum Książąt Czartoryskich w Krakowie
A lost colour – examples of the ancient art objects from the collection of Princes Czartoryski Museum in Krakow

Author(s): Dorota Gorzelany
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Philology
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: preservation of polychromed decoration; white-ground lekythoi; 19th-century museum collection; chemical analysis of pigments
Summary/Abstract: The article presents an analysis of some examples of the polychromed objects of ancient art like terracotta statuettes and white ground Greek vases, kept at the Princes Czartoryski Museum in Krakow. It contains also the results of chemical tests and an iconographic analysis of the scenes decorating the objects, leading to the confirmation that two of the white ground lekythoi were subject to thorough reconstruction of the layer of paint in 19th-century Athens.

  • Page Range: 63-79
  • Page Count: 17
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: Polish