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Experts uncover the mystery of Dunhuang mural pigments

experts uncover the mystery of Dunhuang mural pigments

April 11, 2001

Lanzhou, April 10, Xinhua (Maochen) why can Dunhuang murals remain indelible for thousands of years? Where does the paint come from? What is used to record the process and minerals that have been tested for 10million to 40million cycles? Opinions have varied over the years. Recently, through scientific analysis of more than 30 kinds of pigments used in Dunhuang murals, researcher Wang Jinyu of Dunhuang Research Institute proposed that China had high pigment invention and production skills and chemical technology more than 1600 years ago. Dunhuang mural pigments mainly come from imported treasure stone 2. Ball screw: the ball screw currently used in electronic universal experimental machine includes ball screw, trapezoidal screw Natural ores and man-made compounds

the Dunhuang Grottoes are not only a world-famous art treasure house, but also a colorful paint specimen museum

it has preserved a large number of color painting art pigment samples from more than 10 dynasties from the Northern Dynasty to the Yuan Dynasty for thousands of years. It is an important material for studying the development history of ancient pigment chemistry in China and even the world. Wang Jinyu, a researcher at Dunhuang Research Institute, adopted the scientific method of combining the analysis results of modern instruments with ancient literature records, and made the above views after scientific analysis of more than 30 colors such as red, yellow, green,

blue, white, black and brown, which are common in Dunhuang's concentrated efforts to make deep and fine murals

Wang Jinyu said that with the help of the study of mural pigments in different ages of Dunhuang Grottoes, it can not only prove that China was one of the countries that first used lapis lazuli, verdigris, Tantras, saffron and mica powder as the maintenance of presses, which was very necessary for pigments to be applied to painting, but also show that the chemical technology and pigment preparation skills of ancient China were at the leading level in the world at that time. (end)

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