Gilding
Application of gold leaf to a reproduction of a 15th-century panel paintingThe term gilding covers a number of decorative techniques for applying fine gold leaf or powder to solid surfaces such as w...
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Ephemeral Gold Leaf Painting Created with Fresco Techniques
Known for his large-scale abstract wall paintings, artist Richard Wright didn't disappoint with this untitled piece displayed at the The Tate in London...
Illuminated manuscripts
Images of the production of midieval manuscripts. From the making of Parchment to the illumination process.
Depletion gilding
Depletion gilding is a method for producing a layer of nearly pure gold on an object made of gold alloy by removing the other metals from its surface. It is sometimes referred to as a "surface enrichm...
Trebizond Gospel
Trebizond Gospel, ℓ 243 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), is a Byzantine illuminated manuscript with the text of Gospel Lectionary, dating palaeographically to the 11th century with 15 parchment leave...
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Tschachtlanchronik
The Tschachtlanchronik of 1470 is the oldest of the still existing Swiss illustrated chronicles, compiled by Bendicht Tschachtlan and Heinrich Dittlinger of Berne. The chronicle is now kept in Zentral...
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Rabbit-skin glue
Rabbit-skin glue is a sizing that also acts as an adhesive. It is essentially refined rabbit collagen, and was originally used as an ingredient in traditional gesso.
In traditional oil painting as...
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Bestiary
A bestiary, or Bestiarum vocabulum is a compendium of beasts. Originating in the Ancient world, bestiaries were made popular in the Middle Ages in illustrated volumes that described various animals, b...
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Ephemeral Gold Leaf Painting Created with Fresco Techniques
Known for his large-scale abstract wall paintings, artist Richard Wright didn't disappoint with this untitled piece displayed at the The Tate in London...
Gesso
Gesso ([ˈdʒɛsːo] "chalk," from the Latin: gypsum, from Greek: γύψος) is a white paint mixture consisting of a binder mixed with chalk, gypsum, pigment, or any combination of these. It is used ...
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Goldbeater's skin
Goldbeater's skin—the outer membrane of a calf's intestine—is a parchment traditionally used in the process of making gold leaf by beating, reducing gold into mere 1 μm-thick leaves.Up to 120 she...
Crown of the Netherlands
The current Crown of the Netherlands is of relatively modern origin. In 1813 the new "Sovereign Ruler" of the Netherlands, Prince Willem of Orange, son and heir of the exiled Stadtholder Willem V of O...
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Velislai biblia picta
The Velislaus Bible or Velislav's Bible (Latin Velislai biblia picta) is an illuminated manuscript of 1325-1349, which is in effect a picture-book of the Bible, as the text is limited to brief titles ...
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Fire-gilding
Application of gold leaf to a reproduction of a 15th-century panel paintingThe term gilding covers a number of decorative techniques for applying fine gold leaf or powder to solid surfaces such as w...
Fire-gilding - Wikipedia
Olympic gold medal
An Olympic medal is awarded to successful competitors at one of the Olympic Games. There are three classes of medal: gold, awarded to the winner; silver, awarded to the 1st runner-up; and bronze, awar...
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Ormolu
Ormolu /ˈɔrməluː/ (from French or moulu, signifying ground or pounded gold) is an 18th-century English term for applying finely ground, high-carat gold-mercury amalgam to an object of bronze.
The ...
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Gold leaf
Gold leaf is gold that has been hammered into thin sheets by goldbeating and is often used for gilding. Gold leaf is available in a wide variety of karats and shades. The most commonly used gold is 22...
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Illuminated manuscript
An engrossed or illuminated manuscript is a manuscript in which the text is supplemented with such decoration as initials, borders (marginalia) and miniature illustrations. In the strictest definition...
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Vermeil
Vermeil (/ˈvɜrmɪl/ or /vərˈmeɪ/; [vɛʁˈmɛj]) is a combination of sterling silver, gold, and other precious metals, commonly used as a component in jewelry. A typical example is sterling silver coated w...
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Tyniec Sacramentarium
The Tyniec Sacramentarium is an Ottonian illuminated manuscript written in ca. 1060-1070, probably near Cologne.A Sacramentary gives the priest's readings and prayers for the Mass. It is one of the ...
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Howard 'Grace' Cup
This richly mounted 'Grace' Cup would have been passed around the dinner table after prayers had been said. It is a survivor from the English Tudor Court. The ivory bowl is said to have belonged to Th...
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Tickhill Psalter
The Tickhill Psalter is a 14th-century illuminated manuscript. It is beautifully illuminated with scenes from the life of King David. Created in the early 14th century, the manuscript was originally ...
Ormside bowl
The Ormside Bowl is an Anglo-Saxon double-bowl in gilded silver and bronze, with glass, perhaps Northumbrian, dating from the mid-8th century which was found in 1823, possibly buried next to a Viking...
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Mercury silvering
Mercury silvering or fire gilding is a silvering technique for applying a thin layer of precious metal such as silver or gold (mercury gilding) to a base metal object. The process was invented during ...
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Verre églomisé
Verre églomisé, from the French term meaning glass gilded, is a process in which the back side of glass is gilded with gold or metal leaf.In one of a number of related processes, the metal is adhered ...
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