The writing surface or material upon which a manuscript is written.
The writing surface or material upon which a manuscript is written. Most manuscripts are written on some form of parchment (treated animal skins) or paper, but manuscripts have also been recorded on wax, papyrus, palm leaves, and many other types of materials.
- French:Matičre subjective; Support
- Spanish:Soporte; Materia sustenante
Raymond Clemens and Timothy Graham, Introduction to Manuscript Studies (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2007), 3-17.