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KT 32.109 Pompeian red

The glorious red of volcanic origin, used for the murals in Pompeii.

Referenz - Burkhalter Sumi Architekten, reproduction laundry boat Treichler, 2003

Farbfunktion - dynamic

Wirksamkeit - good under all lighting conditions

The hills near Naples contain deposits of a rich, red ochre pigment of volcanic origin called Earth of Pozzuoli. It is chemically unique in containing anhydrous sulfates. When mixed with lime, the red earth allows the mass to set and harden, which made it a popular building material in ancient Pompeii. Pompeian red is made from Pozzuoli earth and an organic “fining agent” that enhances the brilliance of the red. The Pompeians “fined” their color with red lead.

Katrin Trautwein, 225 Farben, 2017 ©Birkhäuser Verlag GmbH, Basel

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