Pigments

Pigments

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Description
These pigment samples were purchased from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. One lump of ochre from the tomb of Senwosret-ankhe, XII Dynasty (2000-1780 B.C.). Three lumps of blue frit, province unknown. One powdered ochre pigment found discarded outside of the Tomb of Pery-neb, VI Dynasty (2300-2100 B.C.).
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Pigments
Date made
-2300 to -1780 (B.C.)
place made
Egypt
Measurements
overall: 2 1/2 in x 3 7/16 in x 4 3/4 in; 6.35 cm x 8.73125 cm x 12.065 cm
ID Number
CH.319983
catalog number
319983
accession number
241592
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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