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A Recipe for Verdigris


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A Recipe for Verdigris
by JAMIE HALL

The Stockholm Papyrus is a 4th Century text containing 154 recipes.
There are a handful of alloy recipes, and the rest are for lapidary
and dyeing. One of the recipes suggests that simulant emeralds can
be made with verdigris, and the above quote provides instructions for
making it. I’ve started to experiment with this method, partly to
test a Graeco-Egyptian recipe, and also teach myself a little
chemistry…

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