Natural cinnabar
Natural cinnabar

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Phillipps-Corning Manuscript, Corning Museum of Glass, MS 5, fol. 1r
Phillipps-Corning Manuscript, Corning Museum of Glass, MS 5, fol. 1r

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

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BL, Add MS 42555, fol. 5r
BL, Add MS 42555, fol. 5r

Abingdon Apocalypse, 13th century, St John writing, inspired by an angel. Vermilion has been identified in the angel's robe and the inserted text, with vermilion mixed with white lead in the borders

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