Ivory Black

Pigment Black 9

Ivory Black.

Ivory black (bone black, burnt ivory, Ebur ustum, Kassel or Cologne black), consists of ivory waste or tubular bones that have been charred in the absence of air, is pure black and, when powdered, washed out and dried, gives a nicely opaque oil paint. Commercially available ivory black is typically bone charcoal.

Single Pigment Colours

A small overview of ivory black (PBk 9) single pigment colours suitable for miniatures, models, and dioramas.

  • Ivory Black, AQUATEC 45212
  • Ivory Black* (PBk 9, animal bone char, opaque), Liquitex 244
  • Ivory Black* (PBk 9, animal bone char, opaque), PRIMAcryl 13.792


* not vegetarian/vegan.

Source: Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon, 6. Auflage 1905–1909