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Gods in Color: Polychromy in the Ancient World

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Reconstruction B of the Peplos Kore, 2005. Original: Greek, Athens ca. 530 BC; New Acropolis Museum, Athens. Reconstruction: plaster cast with natural pigments in egg tempera 53 1/2 In. (136 Cm) Height © Liebieghaus Sculpture Collection (Polychromy Research Project), Frankfurt
Gods in Color: Polychromy in the Ancient World

Clement St & 34th Ave
Lincoln Park
San Francisco, CA 94121
October 28th - January 7th, 2018
Opening: October 28th 9:30 AM - 5:15 PM

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Tue-Sun 9:30-5:15

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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.