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Plantier Jennifer

Crystal cluster of stibnite (antimonite) needles covered at the base by a layer of quartz.
Very malleable, lead was used as early as antiquity to make pipes and roofing. Alloying with antimony, which is harder, played a fundamental role in the development of printing in the fifteenth century. Domestic use of these materials is now forbidden in France.

Detailed description

Dimensions
Hors tout : H. 21 cm ; l. 9 cm ; P. 16 cm ; Pds 1,1kg

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Infos pratiques

Fermeture exceptionnelle de l'exposition Origines, les récits du monde jusqu'au 14 octobre inclus.

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