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Plantier Jennifer

Block of azurite (copper carbonate) formed of concentric deposits and crystals, with the presence of stratiform malachite.
Copper played an important role as of the third millennium, as it was one of the first metals to be used, first hammered and then melted. Alloyed with tin, it forms bronze, which is stronger. This first alloy was used on a large scale to make weapons, jewellery, tools and household objects.

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Dimensions
Hors tout : H. 16 cm ; l. 30 cm ; P. 19 cm ; Pds 8,7kg

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

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