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Mark the Evangelist wearing Spectacles (Miniature from British Library, Yates Thompson 5 MS, f. 12)

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Title

Mark the Evangelist wearing Spectacles (Miniature from British Library, Yates Thompson 5 MS, f. 12)

Subject

Spectacles

Description

This picture comes from the manuscripts of the British Library. It is a detailed miniature depicting Mark the evangelist using spectacles to read a book. The spectacles Mark has in the picture are ones that need to be held to use. The miniature is of French origin and dates to c. 1500.

Creator

Jean Poyer

Source

“Book of Hours”. Jean Poyer. Tours, France. 1500.

Date

c. 1500

Contributor

Victoria Von Ancken

Language

Latin

Type

Still image

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Miniature painting of Spectacles being worn

Physical Dimensions

180 x 110 (120 x 65) [mm]

Files

Mark spectacles .jpg

Collection

Citation

Jean Poyer, “Mark the Evangelist wearing Spectacles (Miniature from British Library, Yates Thompson 5 MS, f. 12),” Medieval London, accessed October 16, 2019, https://medievallondon.ace.fordham.edu/items/show/90.

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