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Cochineal Insect Gallery

Available as Framed Photos, Photos, Wall Art and Gift Items

Choose from 14 pictures in our Cochineal Insect collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Photos, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.

Curtain Fragment with Galloping Horse, 500s. Creator: Unknown Featured Cochineal Insect Print

Curtain Fragment with Galloping Horse, 500s. Creator: Unknown

Curtain Fragment with Galloping Horse, 500s. This large roundel framed with hearts displays a saddled horse galloping through a landscape, indicated by the stylized tree. The secondary motif of birds, partially visible in the corners, was repeated with the large roundels to form a colourful curtain. The many shades of colour were skillfully achieved from only a few dyes, often the most expensive aspect of production: red and pink made from an insect dye, perhaps Armenian cochineal; blue from indigo; salmon (horse's nose and belly), yellow, and brown from fustic (different colours caused by the mordant, probably alum); green from fustic and indigo; and purple (horse's mane) from madder and indigo

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