Pigment card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Pigment

56.20.209

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 a flat glass tube with a paper label annotated, "ORPIMENT. REALGAR. D. XVIII. TEL EL AMARNA".