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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
  
A thin metallic foil of [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=tin tin].  Tin leaf was sometimes coated with a yellow glaze and used on paintings, frames and polychrome in place of gold leaf in medieval times.  In more recent times, thin sheets of tin-lead alloys have been used as protective coverings and moisture barriers.
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A thin metallic foil of [[tin|tin]].  Tin leaf was sometimes coated with a yellow glaze and used on paintings, frames and polychrome in place of gold leaf in medieval times.  In more recent times, thin sheets of tin-lead alloys have been used as protective coverings and moisture barriers.
  
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==

Latest revision as of 11:50, 10 May 2016

Description

A thin metallic foil of tin. Tin leaf was sometimes coated with a yellow glaze and used on paintings, frames and polychrome in place of gold leaf in medieval times. In more recent times, thin sheets of tin-lead alloys have been used as protective coverings and moisture barriers.

Synonyms and Related Terms

tinfoil; tin foil; feuille d'étain (Fr.); Blattzinn (Deut.); hoja de estaño (Esp.); bladtin (Ned.); folha de estanho (Port.)

Other Properties

Does not darken or tarnish

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • R. J. Gettens, G.L. Stout, Painting Materials, A Short Encyclopaedia, Dover Publications, New York, 1966
  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 337
  • Hermann Kuhn, Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art and Antiquities, Butterworths, London, 1986