Metal point

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Silver point drawing

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A sharpened metal rod used for drawing on paper and parchment. Metal points are usually prepared from silver but may also be made from lead, copper, or gold. They were most commonly used in the 15th century and were later replaced by pencils.

Metal point drawing

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metalpoint

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  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  • Media & Techniques of Works of Art on Paper, New York University, New York, 1999
  • The Bullfinch Guide to Art History, Shearer West (ed.), Bullfinch Press, Boston, 1996

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