A female copyist

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A study of diets revealed what few believed possible: Women played a role in the making of literary works in the Middle Ages.

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A study of diets revealed what few believed possible: Women played a role in the making of literary works in the Middle Ages.

“The discovery of blue pigments in the teeth of an 11th century nun confirms the involvement of nuns in the making of the most precious religious manuscripts. An international team of archaeologists has just discovered traces of this pigment [lapis-lzuli] in the teeth of an 11th century nun, buried in the monastic complex of Dalheim, in the north west of Germany. "

Source: La-Croix.com, January 24, 2019

“A team of researchers with Swiss participation found ultramarine remains on the remains of a woman from the Middle Ages. This is the first direct indication that women may have worked with this extremely precious pigment used for manuscript illuminations. Historically obtained by grinding the fine stone of lapis lazuli, ultramarine blue was at the time among the most expensive of the pigments. It was worth as dear as gold and was only given to the best artists. It wasn't until the 19th century that a synthetic version of this deep and luminous blue was developed. "

Source: Strange and unusual, January 11, 2019

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