Pigment

Single Leaf of Plowing and Selling Produce by Reza Abbasi

This drawing, Walters manuscript leaf W.749, was executed in Safavid Iran, most probably in the late 10th century AH/AD 16th, ...
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A Lady with a Fan by Reza Abbasi

This painting, Walters manuscript leaf W.689, has an inscription that spuriously attributes the painting to Riza-‘i ‘Abbasi. Typically showing one ...
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Qubad Discusses Death before Fghting Barman by Reza Abbasi

Reza Abbasi Walters manuscript W.602, Qubad discusses death before fighting Barman. The line of Riza’s ink drawings has an absolute ...
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Text Page Abd al-Rahim ‘Ambarin Qalam 1595

Text Page Abd al-Rahim ‘Ambarin Qalam 1595 (Mughal) From the collection of The Walters Art Museum This text page from ...
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The Death of Darius Abd al-Rahim ‘Ambarin Qalam 1595

The Death of Darius Abd al-Rahim ‘Ambarin Qalam 1595 (Mughal) From the collection of The Walters Art Museum This folio ...
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Farhad Before Khusraw Abd al-Rahim ‘Ambarin Qalam 1595

Farhad Before Khusraw Abd al-Rahim ‘Ambarin Qalam 1595 (Mughal) From the collection of The Walters Art Museum This illustration from ...
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Finely powdered colouring matter that is suspended in a binding medium to form paint; for pastel, the pigment is moulded into sticks with the aid of a binding medium. In most forms of painting the binding medium, which may be oil, egg yolk, water or a variety of other substances, holds the pigment particles together and attaches them to a surface. In fresco painting, however, the pigments are mixed with water for application, but when dry they form an integral part of the surface of the plaster.