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Egg tempera is one of the oldest art mediums around, having been found on Egyptian sarcophagi and more notably used throughout the middle ages in beautiful icon paintings. Egg tempera is made from pigment suspended in an egg yolk emulsion, and is fast-drying, water-soluble, and luminous. You can tell it stands the test of time when you think of the thousand-year-old tempera pieces still pristine today! Explore this ancient medium with World of Art Free Video Art Lessons, and delve into art history at home!