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IN LIVING COLOR. An uncolored rendering of the 3D scan of the Arch of Titus’s menorah panel, was created by UNOCAL, a scanning firm in Milan. This image shows the menorah panel after it has been partially restored and colored. The background has been colored sky blue, the tunics off-white, over garments reddish-purple, wreaths green, laurel berries purple, sacred vessels gold, trumpets silver, and leather and wood brown. Additionally, labels on the signs—based loosely on Josephus’s text—have been added. The arch in the far right of the panel has been colored white, gold and black to reflect the coloring of Rome’s Temple of Apollo, a nearby structure. The bright shades of the pigment would fade over time.