Pigment card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum



Currently not on display


Sample of dried yellow paint scraped from the inside of a pot found at Amarna. It is what the collector Flaxman Spurrell referred to as "prepared paints" and numbered it C', in reference to his 1895 experiments with colours from ancient Egypt. Sealed within a glass tube with a paper label annotated, "OCHRE (E) AMARNA XVIII".