Vergaut

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Description

A green pigment prepared as a mixture of blue and yellow. Vergaut is most often described as a mixture of indigo and orpiment that was used as an alternative to verdigris by medieval painters. Alternate combinations found in some texts include: orpiment with ultramarine blue (Cennino); orpiment with organic blue-most likely woad (Brown 2003, about use in Lindisfarne Gospels)), indigo with orpiment or yellow ocher (Merrifield 1849)

Synonyms and Related Terms

vertbleu

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