Pigments Checker

red lead

Red lead was one of the earliest pigments artificially prepared and extensively used by Byzantine, Persian and European illuminators.

Manufacturer / product code:  Kremer / 42500
Chemical description: mineral and artificial lead(II,IV)-oxide
Color: red
Color Index: PR105
More info: Pigments Through The Ages  Colourlex


Raman spectroscopy

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XRF spectroscopy

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Reflectance spectroscopy

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red lead