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Gesso

Scope note

A white priming or ground made of chalk, gypsum, burnt gypsum, zinc oxide, or whiting mixed with glue or occasionally casein. Used to prepare wooden panels or other supports for painting, gilding, or other decorative processes.

This term has 24 records attributed within our system.

Term type

AAT
Material

Getty AAT term number

300014952

Broader Terms used

<surface preparation materials>

Narrower Terms used

gesso sottile
gesso grosso

Created

11yrs ago

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