Painted Buildings

We tend to forget about painted architecture - either we ignore it, or it becomes the 'poor' relation to architectural sculpture. This coffer slab from Sounion (circa 450 BC) is a great example of one that was elaborately decorated. Because they were so high up, painting was both more effective and more cost-efficient; see also the very visible tool marks on the surface.

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