Azure stone

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An old name for Lapis lazuli derived from the Persian term. The name 'azure stone' was discarded in the 1800s when chemical compound names were standardized (Schur 1985).

Resources and Citations

  • Susan E. Schur, Conservation Terminology: A review of Past & Current Nomenclature of Materials, Technology and Conservation, Spring (p.34-39); Summer (p.35-38); Fall (p.25-36), 1985
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998

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