Red lead pigment powder
Red lead pigment powder

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Phillipps-Corning Manuscript, Corning Museum of Glass, MS 5, fol. 2r–v
Phillipps-Corning Manuscript, Corning Museum of Glass, MS 5, fol. 2r–v

Recipe for making red lead from a twelfth-century copy of the Mappae Clavicula (translation on next slide)

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BL, Add MS 34890, fol. 1r
BL, Add MS 34890, fol. 1r

The Grimbald Gospels (1012–1023) detail of red lead text that has degraded and started to darken. The blue is lapis lazuli

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Red lead pigment powder
Red lead pigment powder

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