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Penn Museum Coloring Pages


By: Lee Roueche

November 20, 2015

With the increasing popularity of adult coloring books, I thought it would be fun to create some original Penn Museum coloring pages with objects from our collection. Through the magic of Photoshop, I was able to turn high resolution images of objects and Mary Louise Baker watercolors into B&W outlines. The intricate designs and repeating patterns of these objects make them perfect candidates for this simple and mindful pastime. So if you are good at coloring within the lines or are looking to disconnect for awhile, try your hand at one of these coloring pages and share your work of art with us (@pennmuseum) on Instagram!


Floral Pattern Tile in the Islamic Near East Gallery, Turkey.

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Museum Object Number: 29-93-45

Floral Pattern Glazed Tile in the Islamic Near East Gallery, Turkey

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Download the Coloring Page
I altered this page from the original tile mosaic.
http://www.penn.museum/collections/object/48965
Museum Object Number: 29-93-46

Glazed Terra Cotta Wall Tile, 16th Century, Syria.

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Museum Object Number: NEP51

Mary Louise Baker painting of Turkish Glazed Terracotta Tiles. 1921 “Detail of Mosaic Fountain from a Cairo House”

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Museum Object Number: NEP35
Archive Image Number: 183131

Mary Louise Baker Water color on paper. 1921 “”Wall of panel of tiles. Cairo. 17th century”

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Archive Image Number: 183133

  • Annina Wildermuth

    Thanks so much for these. Just getting an Adult coloring session ready at local library in Long Island and these area a great resource! Will gladly use a couple.

  • Mary Connell

    Lovely! Thank you!

  • Jeanne O’Grady

    Thank you so much for these coloring pages. I will be using them at a new adult coloring program at 2 library branches in Santa Cruz, California starting in January.

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