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30.5 x 19.3 cm ⏐ 12.0 x 7.6 in (300dpi)
STEVE GSCHMEISSNER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY STEVE GSCHMEISSNER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Paintbrush tip, coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM). This is a sable paintbrush, made with the hair of the sable (Mustela zibellina), a relative of the weasel. Sable brushes are considered by artists to be the best available. This is a size 000 brush, suitable for fine detail, although the tip of this brush has become somewhat splayed from its initial fine point.
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