donner un effet assez riche à

English translation: then two alternating colours were used, giving the decoration quite a rich effect

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French term or phrase:donner un effet assez riche à
English translation:then two alternating colours were used, giving the decoration quite a rich effect
Entered by: angela3thomas

19:32 Jul 16, 2017
French to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Archaeology / ancient art
French term or phrase: donner un effet assez riche à
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DOC: 1907 Museum catalog of ancient Egyptian mirrors. Catalog entry.
CONTEXT: 44101. Boîte à miroir. - Bois et ivoire. - (pl. XXIII). Under the heading of TECHNIQUE. [....] Le dessin a été partout repassé à la pointe. On a fait ensuite emploi de deux tons, ***dont l'alternance suffit à donner un effet assez riche à la décoration***: l'ocre jaune et le rouge sombre; les parties jaunes sont, par endroits, repiqués de rouge. Un troisième ton, le vert malachite, apparaît dans les fleurs de la paroi circulaire de la boîte. Ces couleurs, insolubles dans l'eau pure, sont résistantes; elles paraissent fixées à l'aide d'un mordant. Le tout a été poli après coup.
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ATTEMPT: Then two hues were utilized and their alternation is enough to bestow quite an opulent effect on the decoration: yellow ochre and dark red; the yellow parts, in some places, are enhanced with red.
their alternation is enough for the decoration to present a rather rich impression.
their alternation is enough to create a rather rich impression of the decoration.
ISSUE: I'm just plain stuck, can't figure out how to word this. My brain is all twisted about.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions!
angela3thomas
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then two alternating colours were used, giving the decoration quite a rich effect
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then two alternating colours were used, giving the decoration quite a rich effect


Explanation:
Simplify as much as possible!

Tony M
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Local time: 02:35
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Thanks so much! It works beautifully!
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