A natural pigment suitable for icon painting (egg tempera), oil painting and watercolour painting. Supplied as genuine powder bound in gum arabic to form pellets of Lapis Lazuli watercolour paint.
Lapis Lazuli is a blue semi-precious stone mined in Afghanistan, Asia and in some locations in America.
"Ultramine Blue is a colour illustrious, beautiful and most perfect beyond all other colours. One could not say anything about it, or do anything with it that it's quality would not surpass."- Cennino Cennini, "Il Libro dell Arte"
Size - 1/4 pan (approx. dimensions: 16mm x 7mm x 2mm)