Pigment Classification: Synthetic Inorganic
Chemical Composition: Prepared Iron Oxide
Color Index Name: PR101
Color Index Number: 77491
Hiding Power: Opaque
Vehicle: Refined Linseed Oil
Drying Rate: Fast-Medium. 2-4 days
Lightfastness Rating: ASTM I
Permanency in pure tone: Excellent
Permanency in 50% tint: Excellent
A velvety purple earth colour it is also known as Mars Violet or Indian Red.
Its unusual name is Latin for ‘Dead Head’. Excellent permanency it is the one iron oxide with a blue cast. Superb opacity.
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