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== Description ==
== Description ==
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Eros sculpture
MFA# 1979.477


A natural yellow earth mineral primarily composed of Goethite (iron hydroxide) and Clay. Yellow ochers occur naturally throughout the world and have been used as a pigment since prehistoric times. Synthetically produced yellow ocher pigment, introduced at the end of the 18th century, is sold under the name of Mars yellow.


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Raman (MFA)

Yellow ocher (Forbes MFA 258) 785nm (640x445).jpg








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Synonyms and Related Terms

goethite; limonite; yellow ochre; ocre jaune (Fr.); yellow earth; earth yellow; Mars yellow; gold ochre; raw sienna; French ochre; raw umber

Additional Images

Resources and Citations

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 558
  • Reed Kay, The Painter's Guide To Studio Methods and Materials, Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1983
  • Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
  • Michael McCann, Artist Beware, Watson-Guptill Publications, New York City, 1979
  • Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996

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