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Painting is a very complicated subject, because the most-often-painted media rarely survive. Most surviving paintings are from the walls of tombs, sarcophagi from tombs, or are from Egypt with its dry climate. If its a sarcophagus from a tomb in Egypt, even better!

See also the sources and research cited under Wood and shields

Many of the materials are available from supermarkets, art-supply stores, and building suppliers, but if pressed see:

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