Pigment card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum



Currently not on display


Sample of dried blue paint scraped from the inside of a pot found at Amarna. It is what the collector Flaxman Spurrell referred to as "prepared paints", 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, "TEL EL AMARNA XVIII Copper Frit ".