Recumbent lion

  • May 18, 2017
  • Blender 2.7x
  • Render: Blender Internal
  • Creator: geoffreymarchal
  • License: CC-BY-NC
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Recumbent lion (colored reconstruction), Nye Carlsberg Glyptotek (Copenhagen, Denmark). Made with Memento Beta (now Remake) from AutoDesk. Reconstruction colored from original (

The point of departure for the reconstruction is the discovery of traces of colour on the two original lion statues: red colour on the tongue and lips as well as microscopic traces of blue azurite on the mane and yellowish-brown ochre on the hide. The other colours must remain a hypothesis, but are to be found on other Archaic lions. The pigments used correspond to those on the original figures.

Reconstruction of cat. no. 1 Plaster and historical pigments Sculpture restored by Peter Funder Polychromy reconstructed by Ulrike Koch~Brinkmann and Vinzenz Brinkmann M√ľnchen 2003 Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek lN 1296a.

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  • gappyfacets profile picture

    Great, Greek statues with actual color change my image of Greek.

    Written May 19, 2017
  • geoffreymarchal profile picture

    Thanks! Actually most of the Greek and Roman sculptures were painted.

    Written June 08, 2017
  • asterlil profile picture

    Where was this lion sculpture found, prior to its acquisition?

    Written November 03, 2017