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Pigments Checker


It was used in European easel painting since the Middle Ages. Marco Polo (13th century) was the first to report on the preparation of indigo in India.

Manufacturer / product code:  Kremer / 36005 (V.1); Kremer / 36000 (V.2) 
Chemical description: fermented extract from the leaves of indigofera tinctoria, precipitated with aluminium hydroxide. Kremer PDF  
Color: blue
Color Index: NB1
More info: Pigments Through The Ages  Colourlex

Raman spectroscopy

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DOWNLOAD paper:   “Pigments Checker version 3.0, a handy set for conservation scientists: A free online Raman spectra database”

Indigo 36000 Raman Spectroscopy Pigments Checker

XRF spectroscopy

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DOWNLOAD paper: R. Larsen, N. Coluzzi, A. Cosentino “Free XRF Spectroscopy database of Pigments Checker” Intl Journal of Conservation Science.

Reflectance spectroscopy

DOWNLOAD Free Reflectance Database

DOWNLOAD paper:  “FORS spec­tral data­base of his­tor­i­cal pig­ments in dif­fer­ent binders”


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