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Sea Snails and Purple Parchment - Collection Care blog

Sea Snails and Purple Parchment - Collection Care blog: "Sea Snails and Purple Parchment"

Sea Snails and Purple Parchment

Purple coloured pages of vellum are sometimes found in sacred texts adorned in gold or silver lettering. They can be seen in folios 2-5 of the recently digitised Cotton Titus C XV on the British Library's Digitised Manuscripts website. Fragments of the Codex Purpureus Petrolpolitanus (a 6th century copy of the Four Gospels in Greek) demonstrate the use of purple as an indicator of wealth, power and kingship. Purple parchment was once only used for Roman or Byzantine Emperors, but later found use in Anglo-Saxon illuminated manuscripts for the Emperors in Carolingian art and Ottonian art in the 9th and 10th centuries. The discovery of shell fragments in archaeological sites in Scotland and Ireland has pointed to the harvesting of sea snails for a gland which produces the purple colour. 
- See more at: http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/collectioncare/2014/02/sea-snails-and-purple-parchment.html



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