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Parchment making. Pumice; gum sandarac; & finished page of calf skin.
5th-16th c European Books & Manuscripts

MEDIEVAL Anonymous (c. 400 - c. 1500) Primary
c. 400-1500
5th-16th c
Pumice; Gum sandarac; Vellum
Manuscript
Europe.
Los Angeles. J. Paul Getty Trust Museum.
gety1714
Pumice was used to smooth vellum. Gum sandarac was used to clean vellum and to prepare it for writing and illumination. The finished page is from the 1400s.

Caption: MEDIEVAL | Parchment making. Pumice; gum sandarac; & finished page of calf skin. | c. 400-1500 | European |

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