Fig milk

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Description

Weimar Feigenmilch, or fig milk, was a brand name for a German ready made tempera emulsion of undisclosed composition. Sold until 1925, fig milk was thought to have been a resin soap rather than a natural plant latex (Wehlte 1975).

Synonyms and Related Terms

Weimar Feigenmilch (Deut.); leche de higo (Esp.); leite de figo (Port.)

Additional Information

K.Wehlte, The Materials and Techniques of Painting, Van Nostrand Reinhold Co., New York, 1975.

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