A silvery black graphite obtained from Sri Lanka. In order to reduce its metallic luster, Ceylon graphite was prepared for use as a black pigment by forming a paste with lampblack, vinegar, and turpentine (Schur 1985).
Synonyms and Related Terms
grafite di Ceylon (It.)
S. Schur, "Conservation Terminology: A Review of Past & Current Nomenclature of Materials", Technology and Conservation, 1985.
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Susan E. Schur, Conservation Terminology: A review of Past & Current Nomenclature of Materials, Technology and Conservation, Spring (p.34-39); Summer (p.35-38); Fall (p.25-36), 1985