Influence of Taoism on the invention of the purple pigment used on the Qin terracotta warriors

  title={Influence of Taoism on the invention of the purple pigment used on the Qin terracotta warriors},
  author={Zhi Liu and Andrew Mehta and Nobumichi Tamura and Dave Pickard and Bo Rong and Tie Zhou and Piero A. Pianetta},
  journal={Journal of Archaeological Science},

Origin of the exotic blue color of copper-containing historical pigments.

The origin of the unusual bright blue color displayed by historical Egyptian Blue and Han Blue pigments that is surprisingly not found in other compounds like BaCuSi2O6 or CaCuO2 containing the same CuO4(6-) chromophore is investigated by means of ab initio calculations.


The analysis of pigments on painted ceramics excavated from the Yangqiaopan Tombs of the late Western Han Dynasty was undertaken using optical microscopy (OM), micro-Raman spectroscopy (μ-RS),

One Colour, (at Least) Two Minerals: A Study of Mulberry Rock Art Pigment and a Mulberry Pigment ‘Quarry’ from the Kimberley, Northern Australia

Distinctive mulberry paintings found in northern Australia, particularly those of the Kimberley region, have been argued to represent some of the oldest surviving rock art on the continent.



The Chemistry and Fabrication of the Anthropogenic Pigments Chinese Blue and Purple in Ancient China

[Heinz Berke received his Diploma in Chemistry at the University of Erlangen, Germany. After having obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Tubingen, Germany, in 1974, he moved in the same year to

An early man-made blue pigment from China—barium copper silicate

AbstractBarium copper silicate, BaCuSi4O10, an artificially produced mineral, has been identified on Chinese painted ceramic objects attributed to the Han dynasty (208 Bc–220 AD). The mineral has

Science and Civilization in China

In this second volume of Professor Needham's proposed eight-volume treatise on Chinese science and civilization, he describes in extensive and loving detail the philosophical background against which

Early Chinese Glass from Pre-Han to Tang Times

IN a previous letter1, Beck and Seligman described the analysis of a large ornamental glass “eye-bead” from the Han Chün graves near old Lo Yang, dating back to the second half of the third century

Artists' Pigments: A Handbook of Their History and Characteristics, Volume 2

A Pigment Handbook is designed to reach a wide audience as the ultimate authority on artists' colorants. With the support of the National Gallery of Art, Professor Robert Feller has edited a

Maya Blue Paint: An Ancient Nanostructured Material

High-resolution transmission electron microscopy, electron energy loss spectroscopy, and x-ray microanalysis studies of authentic samples show that palygorskite crystals in the paint form a superlattice that probably occurs as a result of mixing with indigo molecules.

A purple barium copper silicate pigment from early China

AbstractA purple barium copper silicate, BaCuSi206, an artificial inorganic pigment, has been identified, sometimes mixed with the known blue barium copper silicate, BaCuSi4O10. It occurs on- painted

Barium in Ancient Glass

THE recent interesting exhibition of Chinese glass and beads—the property of tho Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto—at tho Courtauld Institute (University of London), arranged by Prof. Yetts, prompts us

Research on the “Naturalness” Deprivation of Waterfront Landscapes in Urban Basins and Its Measures

  • Zhouyan JiangNa-na WangHui Men
  • History
    2008 International Workshop on Education Technology and Training & 2008 International Workshop on Geoscience and Remote Sensing
  • 2008
This paper analyzed and researched the current destruction of the ldquonaturalnessrdquo because of constructed areas of the waterfront landscapes, and proposed four suggestions: sustainable development, strengthened the plan, conjectured and evaluated the construction, and improved the legislative system and reinforce the supervise.

Magnetic-field-induced condensation of triplons in Han Purple pigment BaCuSi2O6.

In agreement with quantum Monte Carlo numerical simulations, a distinct lambda anomaly in the specific heat together with a maximum in the magnetic susceptibility upon cooling down to liquid helium temperatures is observed.