What is bronze “patina”?

A patina is a color or colorful incrustation found on old bronzes. This color is formed by a chemical reaction between the copper in the bronze and elements found in the soil and air. This patina can be almost any color, from shades of green, blue, red, black and brown. Today to duplicate the colors or patinas of old bronzes, chemicals are applied to the new bronze statues.

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