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1 So called from "anulus," a "ring," as mentioned below.
2 "Quo muliebres picturæ illuminantur." The meaning of this passage is obscure. It would seem almost to apply to paintings, but Beckmann is of opinion that the meaning is, "This is the beautiful white with which the ladies paint or ornament themselves."—Hist. Inv. Vol. II. p. 261. Bohn's Edition.
3 Beckmann suggests that it was so called from its being one of the sealing earths, "anulus" being the name of a signet ring. Vol. II. p. 260.
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