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Materials for illumination.Gold leaf & grounds with mineral pigments.
5th-16th c European Books & Manuscripts

MEDIEVAL Anonymous (c. 400 - c. 1500) Primary
c. 400-1500
5th-16th c
Gold leaf; Bole; Gum ammoniac; Minerals
Manuscript
Europe.
Los Angeles. J. Paul Getty Trust Museum.
gety1725
Gold leaf was applied to parchment via a sticky ground such as bole (refined red clay) and gum ammoniac (sap). Minerals such as malachite; lapis lazuli; and azurite were ground to make colors.

Caption: MEDIEVAL | Materials for illumination. Gold leaf & grounds with mineral pigments. | c. 400-1500 | European |

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