5.16.2008

Base Evidence for Paint on Sculpture

I feel that I should include some bad pun about claims the Greek Sculpture was white being baseless .... Anyway, this ca. 510 BC base from a Kouros was found built into the Themistoclean Wall in the Kerameikos. I assume that the 'white' side was used as a decorative element in the wall, and visible, so became weathered?
Athens, National Museum inv. 3476.




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