Pigment card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Pigment

56.21.285a

Currently not on display

Information

Powdered blue pigment (frit) manufactured by Flaxman Spurrell in replication of ancient Egyptian frit gathered from Tell el Amarna. Sealed within two circular concave pieces of glass (watch glass) with a paper label annotated, “Frit, silica coloured by copper. Prepared by F. C. J. Spurrell in imitation of ancient frit. Archaeological Journal 1895”.