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A yellow pigment, lead(II) antimonate.
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Naples yellow, also called antimony yellow, can range from a somewhat muted, or earthy, reddish yellow pigment to a bright light yellow, and is the chemical compound lead antimonate. Its chemical composition is Pb(SbO3)2/Pb3(Sb3O4)2. It is also known as jaune d'antimoine. It is one of the oldest synthetic pigments, dating from around 1620. The related mineral pigment, bindheimite, dates from the 16th century BC. However, this natural version was rarely, if ever, used as a pigment. Naples yellow was used extensively by the Old Masters and well into the 20th century. The genuine pigment is toxic, and its use today is becoming increasingly rare. Most paints labeled "Naples yellow" are instead made with a mix of modern, less toxic pigments. The colors of these paints vary considerably from one manufacturer to another. The first recorded use of Naples yellow as a color name in English was in 1738. The source of this color is: ISCC-NBS Dictionary of Color Names--Color Sample of Naples Yellow.
The numerical value of naples yellow in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of naples yellow in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
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