Egyptian Cartouches

We made cartouches.  A cartouche is a tablet or box with a Royal's name on it.  It was usually placed in that Pharaoh's tomb when they died.

We had to mould the clay into a flat tablet shape and carved our hieroglyphic names on it.  Then when the clay was dry we painted it white.  White was the base colour.  When the white was dry we dry brushed over it with gold about six times.  After the gold paint was dry we painted the hieroglyphics, the colours Egyptians would paint them.

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