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Top 10 Color Classical Reproductions

by Jamie Frater
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When we think of statues and buildings of the classical period, we tend to imagine white marble; scientists in recent years have discovered that it is, in fact, most likely that many of the buildings and statues were painted and, probably, adorned with jewelry. The Vatican Museum has recently put on an exhibition of some of the most famous antiquities from the era, with reproductions painted as close to the originals as they can – this is possible because many statues contain trace amounts of pigment from their original coats of paint. This is a list of ten spectacular reproduction statues from the Classical Period. As usual, click each image to view a larger version.

10. Augustus of Prima Porta

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9. Emperor Caligula


8. Attisk Gravlekythos

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7. Stele of Paramythion


6. Athena Lemnia

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5. Aphaiatemplet Aigina

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4. Peplos Kore

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3. Apollo

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2. Stele of Aristion


1. Paris

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Jamie Frater

Jamie is the founder of Listverse. When he’s not doing research for new lists or collecting historical oddities, he can be found in the comments or on Facebook where he approves all friends requests!

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