Caput Mortuum Round Pastel Shades

Art Spectrum® Caput Mortuum Soft Round Pastel shades.

Literally meaning ‘dead head’, Caput Mortuum is made from a deep mauve brown pigment produced from iron oxide. In European art it was a particularly popular colour for painting the robes of important figures, including patrons, royalty etc. In the 16th and 17th centuries, a colour by the same name was made from  the bones of Egyptian mummies.

We can assure you that no mummies have been harmed in the making of this pigment.


 Caput Mortuum 554N  

PR101; PBk9

 Caput Mortuum 554P  


 Caput Mortuum 554T  


 Caput Mortuum 554V  

PW6; PR101

 Caput Mortuum 554X  

PW6; PR101