Green Ta–ra´s Green: Analyses of Pigments on Mongolian Votive Paintings
Jana Odvárková, Helena Heroldová, Lenka Gyaltso
A collection of small votive Buddhist paintings from Mongolia is kept in the Náprstek Museum in Prague. Research has recently been conducted into the Buddhist iconography of the votive paintings. During the research, analyses of pigments were conducted. The results show the employment of traditional mineral pigments, as well as modern artificial pigments includinghighly toxic colourants.