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Plantier Jennifer

Crystals of galena (lead sulphide) combined with cubes of fluorspar on a quartz gangue impregnated with sulphides.
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

Hors tout : H. 16 cm ; l. 15 cm ; P. 15 cm ; Pds 1,9kg

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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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