Skip to main content

Black chalk

Scope note

Natural chalk containing carbon or shale and used for drawing especially since the Renaissance.

This term has 2,283 records attributed within our system.

Term type


Getty AAT term number


Broader Terms used



12yrs ago

Connected records

Citation for print

This page can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2024) "Terminology definition for: black chalk" Web page available at: Accessed: 2024-06-21 22:11:43

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this page on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url=|title=Terminology definition for: black chalk|author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2024-06-21 22:11:43|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

API call for this record

To call these data via our API (remember this needs to be authenticated) you can use this code snippet:

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...