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Old 18-11-10, 01:57 PM
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Thanks a million for this Alessandra - I've been wanting more specific references to the Egyptians and e.t. for ages. If you or anyone else out there knows of other references to the ancient Egyptians using egg tempera, I'd love to hear about it. Its often mentioned that they did so, but I have not seen "official" documentation (i.e. in a museum, or in a book by an egyptologist) that they did so. Although it makes all the sense in the world that they would have used egg, I would like to see more concrete info about it. I'm a little puzzled how tempera sticks to limestone for thousands of years, given that conservators are so adamant about using a true gesso ground (with its glue binder), and given the problems Leonardo had with the Last Supper.


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