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Indian Yellow


PY40 CI#77357 (Aureoline)

Indian Yellow is a yellow organic pigment that was produced in India from the 15th to the 20th century. Indian yellow is composed of magnesium euxanthate. Compared to other yellow, Indian Yellow has the strongest tint.


Indian yellow was widely used in Indian art, cloth dyeing, and other products. It may have also been used in some wall paintings. Artist, Jan Vermeer used Indian yellow in his Woman Holding a Balance (1662-1663).

**The color may vary when using binders to make the pigments into paints.

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Pigment: Synthetic
Light Fastness: 8/8
Suitable for:
• oil paints
• acrylics
• tempera
• gouache
• Thangka
• watercolors