Athena Reveals Her True Colors

Did you know many of the white marble sculptures you see in the Greek and Roman galleries were originally painted? For more than one hundred years, the MFA has been a leader in studying this ancient practice, today known as polychromy. In this three-minute video, learn about the latest technology the Museum is using to make new discoveries about the appearance of ancient sculptures, and see the MFA’s statue of Athena Parthenos in dazzling color!

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