Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Color of the Day - Electrum

Electrum – In Homer and Hesiod this word means amber. Pliny says that when gold contains a fifth part of silver, it is called electrum. Its colour was whiter and more luminous than that of gold, and the metal was supposed to betray the presence of poison. Specimens are rare.
Dictionary of Words Used in Art and Archæology, 1883

out-take from:
Elephant's Breath and London Smoke
edited by Deb Salisbury
Available at www.Mantua-Maker.com

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