A medieval term for an aqueous emulsion of animal glue and molten beeswax used as an ingredient in aqueous paint binders(Mayer 1969). Modern wax/glue emulsions may include ammonia-saponified beeswax mixed with glue, gum, or casein.
Resources and Citations
- Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
- Art and Architecture Thesaurus Online, http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabulary/aat/, J. Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles, 2000