Scribe's Palette

Wooden Scribe's palette with 5 dishes for paint and pens. Scientific analysis of paint with GCMS showed plant oils, resins and gums in the black, yellow and white paint proving they were genuine ancient ingredients. However, the red paint sample also included turpentine, suggesting it is likely to have been used again in the 20th century.

Scribes palette

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Talk by renowned Egyptologist Dr Joann Fletcher at the Mercer Art Gallery on 4th June 2014
Come along to try out all our Egyptian activities. Be a scientist, an Egyptian scribe or dress as a priest!

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