Inks of papyrus, inks for papyrus: recipes from the Arabic world


The term «papyrus» appears in ink recipes from the Arabic world as either a writing support or a material to be recycled into charcoal. This paper offers an overview of ink recipes, their context and transmission in order to evaluate the mention of «papyrus». The types of ink identified as those prepared for papyrus will also be compared to the types prepared for paper and parchment.

DOI Code: 10.1285/i99788883051760p300

Keywords: Arabic ink recipes; writing support; materiality

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