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Thanks for the very interesting post - and for mentioning the Ruzbihan Qur’an, which I found online...

https://viewer.cbl.ie/viewer/image/Is_1558/6/LOG_0000/

... with some gorgeous images in the blogposts on its complementary gold & ultramarine

https://chesterbeattyconservation.wordpress.com/tag/the-ruzbihan-quran/

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My pleasure! If you're interested in more detail, there is a wonderful (and beautifully presented) study of the materials used for it in the book Lapis and Gold by Elaine Wright.

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Oooh... will look up... thank you!

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Fascinating process. Always humbling to see what book creation truly entailed in the good old days.

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Thanks! I appreciated your recent post as well, though I couldn't comment. They have no idea what they're summoning!

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