Orpiment Series





Jewelry. Made by Miléne Evers using Kleopatra Moursela’s paintings.

In Latin name is auripigmentum (gold paint) and in the classical world, it was believed that this resemblance had deeper alchemical roots. Orpiment was used in Ancient Egypt as a cosmetic. It was used in painting for centuries throughout Persia and Asia! A manufactured version known as kings yellow was available from the 17th century. The name is believed to come from Arabic alchemy, which described orpiment and real far as the “two kings”

Chromotopia by David Cole’s