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The Eye of Horus amulet was commonly made of green stone as well.
The pigment green could be produced from a paste manufactured by mixing oxides of copper and iron with silica and calcium.
These colors were generated largely from mineral compounds and thus retain their vibrancy over the millennia.
Each of these colors had their own intrinsic symbolic meaning, as shown below.
The normal skin tone of Egyptian men was depicted as red, without any negative connotation.
Red paint was created by Egyptian artisans by using naturally oxidized iron and red ocher. Due to its lack of color white was also the color of simple and sacred things.
On a more practical scale, black is the color that hides.
Seth, the god who stood at the prow of the sun's barque and slew the serpent Apep daily, had red eyes and hair. A person who acted "with a red heart" was filled with rage. Seth while the god of victory over Apep, was also the evil murderer of his brother Osiris.
Green malachite was a symbol of joy and the land of the blessed dead was described as the "field of malachite." In Chapter 77 of the Book of the Dead, it is said that the deceased will become a falcon "whose wings are of green stone".
Highly impractical of course, it is obvious that the color of new life and re-birth is what is important.
It’s a color that indicates strength and discipline.
Black doesn’t usually express many emotions, rather, it conceals them, giving the person in black an air of superiority.