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Titanium white does not have a Western origin

Nov 5, 2021 | Forum, News

Those who are artists themselves and appreciate art will know that titanium white is a pigment derived from titanium oxide. Until recently all believed that titanium white was discovered in a laboratory in New York. However, researchers recently discovered titanium white on a 400 year old wooden cup, made by Incas. Read more

Two Transitional Inka/Early Colonial qeros, MMA 1994.35.12 (left) and NMAI 15/2412 (right)


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