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Sep072010

Ancient Statues In Living Color - With CALIGULA!

There've been stories running around the internet in the past couple months about the fact that ancient statues were really painted, not bleached white. They use high tech fancy science gear to figure out what was what cover back in the day. I've seen the pics, but it's not like seeing these things in bright, comic-book vivid colors in person. But for you, just more pics.

These are molds of course - they didn't repaint the originals. Let's start with this lovely lady:

And I don't know if this is a guy or girl:

And here are the pigments themselves:

And here he is, as alive as when Malcolm McDowell played him: CALIGULA!

 

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with the winged helmet, that looks like Mercury to me. - KD
September 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKD

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