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Lapis Lazuli (No. 702)

£86.33£3,262.98 tax incl.


Inorganic, natural earth – A genuine earth from Afghanistan the purest and oldest form of the Lapis Lazuli pigment. Lapis was the inspiration for the modern synthetic ultramarine blue whose colour is a deeper less dirty blue than Lapis; the handling qualities are identical. This is the blue that the Old Masters used for centuries. This pigment is still very expensive and rare. Lapis Lazuli and Azurite are a family of natural earth pigments and were the source of the famous blues of the Middle Ages.

Colour Index PB29
Drying Average
Transparency Semi-Transparent
Lightfastness Excellent
Oil Content Average
Tint Power Low
Toxicity Non-Toxic
ASTM D-4236  yes

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