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Red chalk

Scope note

Chalk composed of hematite diffused in clay and used for drawing since the Renaissance. Originally cut from deposits but later fabricated from the same material.

This term has 949 records attributed within our system.

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Broader Terms used

coloured chalk


11yrs ago

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