Indian red (pigment)

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Synthetically produced brick red color iron oxide artists' pigment. Originally, the name "Indian red" was used for red earth pigments imported from the Persian Gulf and India; in the early 18th century, a synthetic Indian red composed of pure ferric oxide was made from steel mill wastes. It is a dense, opaque, permanent pigment.
Indian red
Accepted term: 08-Jul-2024