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Look at a light-induced near infrared luminescence image of the statue to see residual pigment too minute to be seen by the unaided eye.

Look at a light-induced near infrared luminescence image of the statue to see residual pigment too minute to be seen by the unaided eye.

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Statue of two men and a boy that served as a domestic icon
New Kingdom, Amarna Period, Dynasty 18, reign of Akhenaten, ca. 1353–1336 B.C.
Egypt
Limestone, paint
Rogers Fund, 1911 (11.150.21)

Light-induced near infrared luminescence image captured by John K. Delaney, Ph.D., Andrew W. Mellon Senior Imaging Scientist, and Paolo Ricciardi, Ph.D., Samuel H. Kress Fellow, Scientific Research Department, Conservation DCL, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.