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History of Realgar:

Realgar is an ancient pigment used in Egypt, ancient Mesopotamia until the19th century. Realgar was not as common as orpiment in medieval paintings, with references limited largely to preservation of glair, and only sometimes used as a pigment. Realgar was the only pure orange pigment until modern chrome orange.

When was Realgar used?

Discovery Used until
Antiquity (Egyptians) 19th century