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Watch: Inside Harvard’s Collection Of The World’s Rarest Pigments
By Sophia Hyder, 18 Apr 2016
Housed in Harvard’s Straus Center For Conservation and Technical Studies is a collection of 2,500 pigments collected from the last number of decades.
Great Big Story took an exclusive tour into the extensive collection to unearth some of the world’s rarest pigments, including a shade of yellow called ‘Indian Yellow’, made from the dried urine of a cow that’s fed only mango leaves, and a vivid red called ‘Dragon’s Blood’.
Watch the video below.
[via Colossal, Great Big Story, images via video stills]
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