Representing colours


How to describe the faded colours in ancient textiles in a way that is understandable to others when no laboratory facilities are available and dye analysis not possible? How do we find names of colours that carry the right connotations to an international readership, and how can we refer to them? The paper discusses challenges posed by these questions and how they have been attempted solved in the Mons Claudianus textile project.

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Colours. Colour notation systems. Mons Claudianus. Roman Egypt.

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