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Table 2 Colours and chapters in which instructions for their manufacture is described

From: The book on how to make all the colour paints for illuminating books: unravelling a Portuguese Hebrew illuminators’ manual

Colour and chapter Chapter Final product Analytical techniques References
1, 2 Mosaic gold SnS2 XRD; XRF; Raman microscopy; FORS (VIS); colorimetry [24,25,26,27,28,29,30,31]
10 Red lead Pb3O4 XRD; XRF; Raman microscopy; FORS (VIS); colorimetry [32,33,34,35,36,37,38,39,40]
15 Vermilion HgS XRD; XRF; Raman microscopy; FORS (VIS); colorimetry [31, 41,42,43,44,45,46,47,48,49,50]
11, 12 Verdigris Cu(CH3COO)2·H2O XRD; XRF; Raman microscopy; Infrared spectroscopy; FORS (VIS); colorimetry [51,52,53,54,55,56,57,58]
In progress 5 Fine blue   
13 Fine carmine lac dye red HPLC–DAD; microspectrofluorimetry; Raman microscopy (SERS); infrared spectroscopy; FORS (VIS); colorimetry [5, 38, 59,60,61,62,63,64,65,66,67,68,69,70, 75]
8 Rose brazilwood lake pigment [6, 7, 59, 66, 71,72,73,74]
9 Another rose colour brazilwood lake pigment
27 Good rose colour brazilwood lake pigment
44 Good rose colour brazilwood lake pigment
In progress 24 Katasol   
In progress 45 Green lily   [17, 18]
  1. Colour and colour paints were characterized with the main analytical techniques indicated. References that were important for the rationale of the recipe and publications dealing with the reconstructed pigments are also given. A particularly relevant publication is marked in bolditalics. Final products as described in “the book of all colour paints” are in italics