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Parchment (skin)

Scope note

Translucent or opaque material made from calf, sheep, or goat skin which has been limed, dehaired, scraped, and dried under tension to produce a thin, strong material for writing, bookbinding, or other uses. For finer quality calf parchment, use "vellum." The terms parchment and vellum sometimes have been and still are both confused and used interchangeably.

This term has 9 records attributed within our system.

Term type

AAT
Material

Getty AAT term number

300011851

Broader Terms used

<processed animal material>

Narrower Terms used

vellum (skin)

Equivalent Terms used

parchments

Created

11yrs ago

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