Mummy Brown Paint

Mummy brown [paint] was originally made in the 16th and 17th centuries from white Pitch (resin), Myrrh, and the ground-up remains of Egyptian mummies, both human and feline…  It fell from popularity in the early 19th century when its composition became generally known to artists.

Mummy brown was produced up into the 20th century until the supply of available mummies was exhausted.

 

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