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ID: 300014588
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/aat/300014588

 

Record Type: concept
beeswax (insect wax, animal wax, ... Materials (hierarchy name))

 

Note: Wax produced by many species of bees, containing around 10% hydrocarbons in addition to alcohols, fatty acids, and esters, with the primary component myricyl palmitate. The wax most commonly used by humans is from Apis mellifera. Beeswax is secreted by the worker bees to form honeycomb cells. The wax is prepared by melting the combs in hot water, then filtering out the resins, sugars, plant materials, and other impurities. The age, diet, location, and species of bee affects the color and texture of the wax. Beeswaxes can be soft or brittle with colors ranging from light yellow to dark brown. The darker varieties are often bleached by exposure to light and air or with chemicals. Beeswax has been used as a protective coating, in etching, for candles, adhesives, paint binder, polish, in encaustic, leather dressing, cosmetics, and to modify paint.
 
Terms:
beeswax (preferred,C,U,LC,English-P,D,U,SN)
beeswaxes (C,U,English,UF,U,PN)
bees-wax (C,U,English,UF,U,N)
bijenwas (C,U,Dutch-P,D,U,U)
cera de abeja (C,U,Spanish-P,D,U,U)
Bienenwachs (C,U,German-P,D,U,U)
cire d'abeille (C,U,French-P,D,U,U)
cera flava (beeswax) (C,U,Latin,UF,U,U)

Facet/Hierarchy Code:  M.MT

Hierarchical Position:

Hierarchy of Materials Facet
Materials Facet
Hierarchy of Materials (hierarchy name)
.... Materials (hierarchy name) (G)
Hierarchy of materials (substances)
........ materials (substances) (G)
Hierarchy of <materials by composition>
............ <materials by composition> (G)
Hierarchy of organic material
................ organic material (G)
Hierarchy of wax
.................... wax (G)
Hierarchy of <wax by composition or origin>
........................ <wax by composition or origin> (G)
Hierarchy of animal wax
............................ animal wax (G)
Hierarchy of insect wax
................................ insect wax (G)
Hierarchy of beeswax
.................................... beeswax (G)

Additional Notes:
Dutch ..... Een natuurlijke was die als nevenproduct wordt gemaakt door bijen bij de productie van honing; wordt voornamelijk gebruikt in poetsmiddelen, kaarsen, wasschilderingen, leerbereiding, hechtmiddelen en cosmetica, als een beschermingslaag bij het etsen en om verf te verzachten. 
Spanish ..... Cera natural producida por abejas como subproducto de la producción de miel. Se utiliza fundamentalmente en abrillantadores, velas, encáustica, ablandado de cueros, adhesivos, cosméticos, revestimiento protector de dibujos y, ocasionalmente, para modificar pintura. 

Related concepts:
derived/made from ....  Apis mellifera (species)
................................  (Apis (genus), Apidae (family), ... Living Organisms (hierarchy name)) [300375639]
distinguished from ....  propolis
..................................  (modified plant material, plant material, ... Materials (hierarchy name)) [300213361]

Sources and Contributors:
beeswax............  [GCI Preferred, VP Preferred]
.................  AATA database (2002-) 120946 checked 26 January 2012
.................  Andrews, Living Materials (1983) 253
.................  Brady and Clauser, Materials Handbook (1977)
.................  CDMARC Subjects: LCSH (1988-)
.................  Mayer, Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques (1969) 32
.................  MFA Conservation and Art Material Encyclopedia Online: CAMEO (2005-)
.................  Oxford English Dictionary Online (2002-)
.................  Tate Gallery, Completing the Picture (1982)
bees-wax............  [VP]
.................  Oxford English Dictionary (1989)
beeswaxes............  [VP]
....................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-)
Bienenwachs............  [VP]
.......................  MFA Conservation and Art Material Encyclopedia Online: CAMEO (2005-)
bijenwas............  [RKD, AAT-Ned Preferred]
.................  AAT-Ned (1994-)
.................  Winkler Prins Encyclopedie (1990)
cera de abeja............  [CDBP-SNPC Preferred]
..........................  Diccionario de términos científicos y técnicos (1981) 5:2227
cera flava (beeswax)............  [VP]
...................................  MFA Conservation and Art Material Encyclopedia Online: CAMEO (2005-)
cire d'abeille............  [VP]
.............................  MFA Conservation and Art Material Encyclopedia Online: CAMEO (2005-)
 
Subject: .....  [CDBP-SNPC, GCI, RKD, AAT-Ned, VP]
............  AATA database (2002-) 120946 checked 26 January 2012
............  Winkler Prins Encyclopedie (1990)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
.......... Brady and Clauser, Materials Handbook (1977)
.......... MFA Conservation and Art Material Encyclopedia Online: CAMEO (2005-)
Dutch .......... [RKD, AAT-Ned]
.......... AAT-Ned (1994-)
.......... Winkler Prins Encyclopedie (1990)
Spanish .......... [CDBP-SNPC]
.......... TAA database (2000-)

 

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