Pigment card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Pigment

56.20.218b

Currently not on display

Sample of dried white 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. Originally sealed within two circular concave pieces of glass (watch glass). Removed in 1958 and kept within a small sealed tube for a temporary exhibition.