Records of Fortune

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Pottery bowls once belonging to a fresco painter. Romano-Egypt. 1st Century.
Pottery bowls containing paint remnants. 
Blue - Egyptian blue - copper calcium silicate. Yellow - jarosite. Pink - the plant dye madder mixed with gypsum. White - gypsum. Vermilion - minium, or red lead. Dark Red - Hematite.
Excavated at Hawara.

Pottery bowls once belonging to a fresco painter. Romano-Egypt. 1st Century.

Pottery bowls containing paint remnants. 

BlueEgyptian blue - copper calcium silicate. Yellowjarosite. Pinkthe plant dye madder mixed with gypsum. Whitegypsum. Vermilion - minium, or red lead. Dark Red - Hematite.

Excavated at Hawara.

(Source: britishmuseum.org)

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    Pretty incredible so much of the pigment survived.
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