I visited the Ashmolean museum in Oxford today. One of their rooms is devoted to casts of Greek and Roman sculptures. Now when we see ancient sculpture today it is invariably unpainted because although time has preserved the shape the original paints have long worn off. However traces of these paints have remained and the cast room has now got some wonderful casts where the paint has been recreated based on these traces.
This is part of their “Gods in colour” exhibition and the painted casts are on loan from Germany so they may not be in the Ashmolean permanently.
The cast below shows the Greeks fighting the Persians. The eagle eyed among you may spot a weakness in the Greeks’ armour.