A Roman name for yellow ocher (Mayer 1969). The Attic sil mentioned by Pliny was a fine grade of yellow ocher.
Synonyms and Related Terms
yellow ocher; Attic sil
R. Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row, New York, 1969.
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- R. Mayer, The Artist's Handbook of Materials and Techniques, Viking Press, New York, 1981
- Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)