Fine charcoal made by burning animal bones in a closed container, used as a pigment and in the refining of sugar.
- By using different black pigments - oxides, ivory and bone blacks - and by adjusting the ratio of pigment to medium, he achieved a surprising diversity of coloration and effect.
- The presence of bone black has been detected only once in the black marble tiles of Vermeer's ‘Music Lesson’.
- Gamblin Van Dyke Brown is a warm black, which is completely lightfast, made from bone black and iron oxide.
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