Docent Tour: "Gods in Color: Polychromy in the Ancient World"
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Reconstruction of a lion from Loutraki, 2005/2012. Original ca. 550 BC, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen, Denmark. Plaster cast, natural pigments in egg tempera Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung (Polychromy Research Project), Frankfurt am Main
Gods in Color: Polychromy in the Ancient World will offer an astonishing look at Classical sculpture swathed in their original vibrant colors questioning the perception of an all-white "classical" ideal. Ancient sculpture and architecture from Greece and Rome will be revealed as intended—garishly colorful, richly ornamented, and full of life—along with original sculpture from the Near East, Egypt, Greece, and Rome against the backdrop of the Legion of Honor's neoclassical building.
Free after special exhibition admission. Tour convenes on the lower level. If you would like to book a private tour, please contact the Group Sales Office at 415.750.2620 or email@example.com.
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