An old name for vermilion made in China. Chinese vermilion was considered superior to other types for several centuries (Mayer 1969).
Synonyms and Related Terms
chu sha; cinobra (Fr.); sulfure de mercure (Fr.)
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
- Art and Architecture Thesaurus Online, http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabulary/aat/, J. Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles, 2000