Medieval London

Spectacles

Dublin Core

Title

Spectacles

Subject

Clothing and Personal Accessories, Tools

Description

This image is of the spectacles on display at the Museum of London. With brown and beige coloring, these bone-framed lenses are most likely from the metacarpal bone of a bull. Although not currently on the spectacles, theses glasses originally had convex lenses in them. Both the height and width of the spectacles measures to 65 mm. Spectacles of the time were used to enhance the eyesight of readers as books became increasingly more popular.

Date

15th century

Contributor

Victoria Von Ancken

Type

Still image

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Spectacles

Physical Dimensions

Height: 65mm
Width: 65 mm

Files

spectacles museum of london.jpg

Collection

Citation

“Spectacles,” Medieval London, accessed December 5, 2019, https://medievallondon.ace.fordham.edu/items/show/84.

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