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Egg Tempera: Featured Works

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Egg tempera is a fast-drying, water-soluble medium. In Europe, it was the most ubiquitous paint choice until the 16th century, when oil became more prominent. This playlist—inspired by a question we received for our #StumpACurator series—features works not just from egg tempera’s heyday, but from more recent periods as well.

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Works

Birth of Venus
Birth of Venus
Group IV, No. 7. The Ten Largest, Adulthood
Group IV, No. 7. The Ten Largest, Adulthood
Scene of Fish Preparation and Net Making (facsimile)
Scene of Fish Preparation and Net Making (facsimile)
Card Players
Card Players
Misia at Her Dressing Table
Misia at Her Dressing Table
Circle Segments
Circle Segments
The Annunciation
The Annunciation
Cottage Window
Cottage Window
The Chosen One
The Chosen One
White Cow
White Cow