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Minerals such as blue azurite or green malachite were finely ground and mixed into binding agents such as egg or casein. Painting the statues made them more striking in appearance and also provided important information on the meaning of the artwork for viewers. The Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek in Copenhagen is a leading member of the Copenhagen Polychromy Network (CPN), an interdisciplinary research team that has already delivered significant research results. The current project is dedicated to studying the sculptures in the Glyptotek and recording all traces of paint. The team is already using a Leica M651 surgical microscope. Conservator Maria Louise Sargent is now also using a Leica DVM3000 digital microscope.

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