A general scheme of a roll of papyrus

A. A sheet of papyrus
B. Protocol
C. Vertical leaves of papyrus
D. Horisontal leaves of parchment
E. Joint
F. Round sticks

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After Jean Glenisson, La Livre au Moyen Age (Brepols: Presses du CNRS, 1888), pic. 2, p. 14.