Pompeian blue

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Bleu pompeii (Forbes 473)

Description

A modern blue pigment that is chemically similar to Egyptian blue. Pompeian blue tends to be purer and finer than the ancient pigment. The name Pompeian blue has also been used on commercial products that contain a dye of the same hue.

Synonyms and Related Terms

azul de Pompeia (Port.); Pompeiian blue

FTIR (MFA)

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Raman (MFA)

Pompeian Blue, dry pigment (Forbes MFA 467), 532 nm.TIF

SEM

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EDS

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Comparisons

Characteristics of Common Blue Pigments


Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • R. J. Gettens, G.L. Stout, Painting Materials, A Short Encyclopaedia, Dover Publications, New York, 1966
  • Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
  • Monona Rossol, The Artist's Complete Health and Safety Guide, Allworth Press, New York, 1994

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