Monthly Archives: May 2010

Egyptian Blue

Medieval News: Ancient Egyptian Blue found in 12th century church

Ancient Egyptian Blue found in 12th century church
A team of researchers from the University of Barcelona has discovered remains of Egyptian blue in a Romanesque altarpiece in the church of Sant Pere de Terrassa in Barcelona. This blue pigment was used from the days of ancient Egypt until the end of the Roman Empire, but was not made after this time. So how could it turn up in a 12th Century church?in  

I subscribe to a number of esoteric blogs, many of them not directly related to art. I am fascinated by pigment and its history so this little mystery in “Medieval News” today caught my attention.