Pigment card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Pigment

56.20.208

Currently not on display

Sample of colour found at Amarna. It is what the collector Flaxman Spurrell referred to as "crude ochres", in reference to his 1895 experiments with colours from ancient Egypt. Sealed within two circular concave pieces of glass (watch glass) with a paper label annotated, "LIMONITE TEL EL AMARNA D.XVIII".