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Place de la peinture murale dans la restitution du Grand Palais Royal de Mari (c. 2000-1760 A.C.)

Abstract : The current project of 3D reconstruction is the culmination of more than 80 years of studies on the best-preserved Syrian- Mesopotamian monument from the Middle Bronze Age. Research on the architecture and mural paintings have made it possible to establish the history of the building, its organisation on ground level and, thanks to textual data, the function of the different sectors. The many clues collected on the storey have led to suggestions about circulation, volumes and lighting. The murals, which reflect three periods in the life of the palace, testify to some evolution, as colour is both a chronological marker and a symbolic element: sparingly used when first introduced around 1800 BC (the Investiture painting), the blue colour (Egyptian blue) later contrasted with the red colour in the large compositions, depending on whether the King was glorified in a secular context (room 220) or a religious one (courtyard 106).
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Béatrice Muller, Jean-Claude Margueron, Nicolas Bresch, Loïc Espinasse. Place de la peinture murale dans la restitution du Grand Palais Royal de Mari (c. 2000-1760 A.C.). Maud Mulliez. Restituer les couleurs / Reconstrution of Polychromy, Ausonius, pp. 87-97, 2019, 2356133380. ⟨hal-03054090⟩



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