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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
  
A masonry mortar that is composed of hydrated [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=lime lime] and [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=water water] with [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=sand sand] or [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=marble%20dust marble dust]. Lime mortar was the primary mortar used for masonry before the invention of [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=portland%20cement portland cement] (Bucher 1996). It has also been used as a plaster for fresco (Mayer 1969).
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A masonry mortar that is composed of hydrated [[lime]] and [[water]] with [[sand]] or [[marble dust]]. Lime mortar was the primary mortar used for masonry before the invention of [[portland cement]] (Bucher 1996). It has also been used as a plaster for fresco (Mayer 1969).
  
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
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== Additional Information ==
 
== Additional Information ==
  
° W. Bucher, ''Dictionary of Building Preservation'', John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1996. ° R. Mayer, ''A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques'', Harper and Row, New York, 1969.
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° W. Bucher, ''Dictionary of Building Preservation'', John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1996.  
  
== Authority ==
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° R. Mayer, ''A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques'', Harper and Row, New York, 1969.
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== Sources Checked for Data in Record ==
  
 
* G.S.Brady, ''Materials Handbook'', McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971  Comment: p. 454
 
* G.S.Brady, ''Materials Handbook'', McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971  Comment: p. 454

Latest revision as of 07:29, 1 May 2016

Description

A masonry mortar that is composed of hydrated Lime and Water with Sand or Marble dust. Lime mortar was the primary mortar used for masonry before the invention of Portland cement (Bucher 1996). It has also been used as a plaster for fresco (Mayer 1969).

Synonyms and Related Terms

mortier à la chaux (Fr.); argamassa de cal (Port.); lime-sand mortar;

Additional Information

° W. Bucher, Dictionary of Building Preservation, John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1996.

° R. Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row, New York, 1969.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 454
  • Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
  • Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996

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