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Egyptian blue pigment

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Egyptian blue pigment
$6.50

This is a dry powder pigment measured at 1/2 teaspoon (approx 1.75 grams) and mailed in a sealed plastic snap top container.


Egyptian blue s a copper calcium silicate that was the first synthetic pigment and the most extensively used from the early dynasties in Egypt until the end of the Roman period in Europe. The pigment was always a manufactured product and is made by combining quartz, chalk (calcium carbonate), malachite (copper carbonate) and soda ash (sodium carbonate) and heated from 900° to 1000° C.


When mixed with water and equal parts gum arabic, it yield about 0.25oz of paint. Different recipies may have different results.

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The product is not toxic and non-irritating.
A moderately dry, well ventilated area is considered suitable for handling and storage.
Usual precautions for nuisance dust should be observed

Respiratory protection: None required. Use mask in unventilated and dusty spaces.
Skin protection: Wear suitable protective clothing.
Eye protection: None required

This is a dry powder pigment.

We import from the UK and repackage into smaller quantities which are better suited for most artists. You will receive a 1/2 teaspoon sized portion of this pigment, in a small plastic snap top container. We measure by volume instead of weight due to the density variations between pigment types.

Dry pigment must be mixed with a binding agent to create paint. The most common binding agent used is gum arabic, which creates a watercolor style of paint. There are also other options, such as combining the pigment with with clarified egg white to make egg tempera or adding acrylic medium to make acrylic paint.

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