Corinthian bronze


Getty AAT: Materials (matter)


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A patinated alloy of copper with varying amounts of gold and silver, said to have been developed in Corinth in the second century BCE, and highly valued for ornament and statues. Objects cast from the metal were subjected to a heating and quenching process that resulted in a lustrous purple-black patina resistant to tarnishing.

URI original del concepto

Otros términos

  • Goudbrons [nl]
  • bronce Corintio [es]
  • brass, Corinthian [en]
  • bronze, Corinthian [en]
  • Corinthian brass [en]