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Transparent Mummy 130ml

SKU: NAP-820-5135
Transparent Mummy 130ml
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Series 3

Rublev Colours Transparent Mummy is a semi-transparent deep red with orange undertones, medium grained, average tinting strength and brushes "long" in the direction of the brush stroke. The red earth comprising Rublev Colours Transparent Mummy Artist Oil is Mummy Red Light pigment from quarries in Lori province of northern Armenia. Transparent Mummy derives its name from the Russian word мумию that denotes a pigment of brownish red color similar to the nineteenth century pigment derived from mummies.

Mummy brown was originally made in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries from pitch, myrrh and the ground-up remains of Egyptian mummies. As it had good transparency in oil paint, and was used for glazes, shadows, flesh tones and shading. It fell from popularity during the nineteenth century when its composition became more generally known to artists.

The modern pigment sold as "mummy" is composed of a mixture of kaolin, quartz, goethite and hematite; the hematite and goethite (generally 60% of the content) determining the color—the more hematite the redder the pigment—with the others being inert substances that can vary the opacity or tinting strength.

Red iron oxide or ferric oxide is the principle coloring agent in red ochers, such as Mummy Red Light. This color is based on the natural mineral hematite associated with varying proportions of other minerals such as clay, chalk and silica. They differ from other ochers in that they do not contain water bound with iron oxide. In other words, the iron to which they owe their color is iron oxide not hydrated iron oxide.

Rublev Colours Transparent Mummy Artists Oil

Note: The scan of the "drawdown" (left) contains a pre-mixed paint film of 6 mil (0.006 inch) thickness applied to a standard test card for the purposes of examining color consistency, opacity and other qualities. The drawdowns show the color full strength (mass tone), on the left, and mixed in a 1:2 ratio with titanium white on the right. The bottom area of the drawdowns are scraped to show undertones.

Color Names
Common Names: English: transparent mummy
French: transparent momie
German: transparent Mumie
Italian: trasparente mummia
Russian: прозрачные мумию
Spanish: momia transparente
Alternate Names: English: red earth, red ochre
French: terre rouge
German: terrel rot
Italian: terra rosso
Russian: охра красная
Spanish: tierra roj


Color Information
Single Pigment: Natural Iron Oxide
Binder: Linseed Oil
Pigment Information
Color: Red
Colour Index: Pigment Red 102 (77491)
Chemical Name: Natural Iron Oxide
Chemical Formula: Fe2O3
ASTM Lightfastness: I
Opacity: Semi-Transparent
Tinting Strength: Moderate
Drying rate: Average

Note: Some separation of pigment and oil may occur in Rublev Colours Artists Oils and is a natural process when no wax or stabilizers are added to paint to prevent this from occurring.

Natural Pigments

Natural Pigments is a limited liability company based in Willits, California. We manufacture and distribute rare and hard-to-find materials for fine artists and decorators. We specialize in supplying artists' materials that were used in historical painting since pre-historic times up to and including the nineteenth century.

We constantly search for materials and products of the finest quality so that we can bring them direct to you from the source. To do so, we travel the world to find materials specifically for use by professional artists and decorators. We obtain minerals from mines in Afghanistan, Chile, Russia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan, to name a few places, processing these into natural pigments. We purchase resins, gums and plants from India, Kenya and Malaysia to make natural varnishes and painting mediums.

Our mission is to provide the largest variety of natural pigments, paints and other professional artists' supplies, enabling us to bring you a selection that makes shopping for rare and hard-to-find art materials easy. Our objective is to promote the education and use of these materials among artists by providing detailed information for their employment in encaustic, fresco, oil, watercolor and tempera painting.
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Rublev Colours Transparent Mummy Artist Oil (130 ml)

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