Soft black Natural Earth pigment with subtle brownish tone; a color that is closer to charcoal gray than to deep black. No information on the age of this pigment although black ochers have been used since Antiquity.
From Italy. Semi- transparent, mixes with any medium, pigment (shade values), and lime.
Lightfastness I, PB 11
It is composed of natural earth, calcium carbonate, iron and manganese. Fe2O3+SiO2+Al203+Ca)+MgO