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Egyptian blue

Synthèse par Gérard Onoratini - Series : Couleur et beauté au temps des pharaons

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  00:50:00  2002  Color  Sound

From earliest times the Egyptians sought to imitate the blue of lapis lazuli in their paintings. Around 2600 BC, they succeeded in synthesizing a blue pigment composed of copper, natron, and calcareous sand. The manufacturing technique used to produce this pigment was described by the Latin authors Pliny and Vitruvius. Prehistorian Gerard Onoratini, a CNRS researcher, managed to reconstruct this synthesis, which he describes here in complete detail.

Producer : CNRS-MADIREL
 
Scientific author : ONORATINI Gérard (Lab, Anthropologie, UMR CNRS et Univ, de la Méditerranée, Marseille)
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PersonnalitiesONORATINI Gérard
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Chemistry

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Number1080
PublicTeaching ; Large audience
Original SupportDV
VersionFrench
DistributionSale (private use), Sale (institutionnal use)
Delivery supportBeta SP ; DV Cam
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