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Writing. Pens used for rotunda script; italic script; & double-line letters.
5th-16th c European Applied Arts

MEDIEVAL Anonymous (c. 400 - c. 1500) Primary
c. 400-1500
5th-16th c
Feathers
Pens
Europe.
Los Angeles. J. Paul Getty Trust Museum.
gety1719
Quill pens were made from feathers of geese or swans. The end of the feather (nib) was cut with a slit in the middle to allow ink to flow smoothly to the tip. The appearance of a script was partly dependent upon the shape and the angle of the nib.

Caption: MEDIEVAL | Writing. Pens used for rotunda script; italic script; & double-line letters. | c. 400-1500 | European |

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