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Thu Jan 10, 2019, 09:19 PM

Blue tooth reveals unknown female artist from medieval times

Blue tooth reveals unknown female artist from medieval times
BBC Science
January 9, 2019
By Matt McGrath
The weird habit of licking the end of a paintbrush has revealed new evidence about the life of an artist more than 900 years after her death. Scientists found tiny blue paint flecks had accumulated on the teeth of a medieval German nun.
The particles of the rare lapis lazuli pigment likely collected as she touched the end of her brush with her tongue. The researchers say it shows women were more involved in the illumination of sacred texts than previously thought...
According to radiocarbon dating, the woman had lived between 997 and 1162AD and was between 45-60 years old when she died. According to the authors, the woman was average in almost every aspect - except for what was stuck to her teeth.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-46783610

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Response to bronxiteforever (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 08:54 AM

1. when I was in college, I didn't lick the brush but I would us my spit to bring it to a point. nt

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Response to Javaman (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 12:49 PM

2. I believe she was doing what you did.

It makes sense given the fine work required in an illuminated manuscript.

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Fri Jan 11, 2019, 02:00 PM

3. nice to know some things don't change LOL now let me check my teeth. ;) nt

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